Allowances by MP - Barry Gardiner
Documents and receipts from each MP have been scanned electronically to make information on MPs' allowances available to the public online. These scans relate to MPs' claims dating back to 2004/05 and up to 2008/09 and the first quarter of 2009/10.
On this page you will see links to files of edited scans of documents submitted in support of claims made against:
Additional Costs Allowance (ACA) - paid to reimburse Members for necessary costs incurred when staying overnight away from their main home in each year from 2004/05 to 2008/09.
Personal Additional Accommodation Expenditure (PAAE, which replaced the ACA in April 2009) - paid to reimburse Members for necessary costs incurred when staying overnight away from their main home. Please note that the information relates to claims made during April to June 2009.
Incidental Expenses Provision (IEP) - the costs associated with running an office in each year from 2004/05 to 2007/08.
Communications Allowance - introduced in 2007/08, which provides funds for communication with constituents.
A link on the left hand side of the page provides a list of the geographical location of MPs' current ACA/PAAE home - either in London or the constituency. It also indicates if the location changed during 2008/09 or 2009/10, including if that change was within the same geographical area.
Additional links provide totals by Member for:
- Travel costs
- Stationery and postage costs
- Details of catering functions and events hosted by Members
- Repayments made against all claim types
- Net totals, reflecting the repayments made against the original claims.
Another link provides access to the allowances by MP from 2008/09 onwards.
Each file is in a PDF format containing details that relate to the year of each allowance. This is shown in the file name. These PDFs are large files and may take time to download.
The scans have been edited to remove information which could cause serious security issues and breach the privacy of the MP, their staff and other third parties.
For general information about the allowances and for further information about expenditure, refer to the links on this page. Please note that there have been five editions of the Green Book (the official guidance to MPs on allowances) published from 2004 to 2009 which reflects changes made to the rules between these dates. The links to these editions are on the left hand side of the page.