MPs Push For Pay Rise After Kelly Report

Although the Kelly Report into MPs expenses was published yesterday some MPs have complained that their £65,000 a year salaries will not be enough to live on.  This is despite the Kelly Report suggesting a crackdown on expenses which the public hoped would bring an end to the MPs gravy train.  The report will reportedly save £12.4 million a year. Sir Christopher’s main reforms...
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Kelly Report: Journalists’ Check List

KELLY REPORT CHECK LIST Are the Kelly Report recommendations tough or weak? The Sunlight Centre has broken down the potential reforms into four categories and 30 potential reforms to enable journalists to judge the toughness of the proposals. Score the report. The check list was compiled by Juliet Samuel, the author of Disinfecting Parliament: The Shadow Kelly...
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‘Wife Swap’ In Parliament

The proposed release date of the Kelly Report on the 4th November as reported in the Times and the Telegraph it is likely to ban the employment of family members, something which the Sunlight ‘Disinfecting Parliament’ has already suggested, While many family members work hard for Members, the abuse of this leniency has shown that a prohibition is necessary. A ban on politicians’...
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MPs keep £25 subsistence per day

Sky News has reported today that MPs are to keep their £25 subsistence per day without producing a reciept.  The Sunlight Sunlight has looked at the new Parliamentary Green Book which states in section 2.1.3.2: ”A flat rate of £25 may be claimed for any night which a member spends away from his or her home on parliamentary business.  No other payment in repspect of...
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