MP expense payments to undisclosed recipients – FOI reveals.. what exactly?

The SKWAWKBOX

phillips FOI.pngLast month the following Freedom of Information request was submitted to IPSA (the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority) about a series of payments claimed on expenses with largely round numbers but no details of the recipients:

Consulting the expenses Claim Data available for download from your website, it is somewhat unfortunate that most of the largest payments made through the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses for the constituency of Birmingham Yardley do not indicate who the recipient was (as do the vast majority of other claims).

Please provide information that makes it possible to identify the recipient of the following large payments.

  • 10 Mar 2016 Yardley District Research 6,000.00
  • 8 Mar 2016 Constituency communications 10,000.00
  • 4 Jan 2016 Digital Consultancy 2,499.00
  • 5 Oct 2015 Digital consultancy 1,666.00
  • 5 Oct 2015 recruitment and office systems 5,000.00
  • 10 Mar 2016 Yardley District Research 6,000.00

IPSA responded to the claim in full, applying…

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