MP expenses clampdown announced
Commons speaker Michael Martin unveiled immediate interim reforms to the MP expenses system yesterday.
In a speech to the House of Commons yesterday, Michael Martin revealed the following measures would be implemented immediately in a bid to clean up the MP expenses system and improve transparency:
- A ban on MPs claiming for furniture.
- MPs are prohibited from ‘flipping’ second homes.
- MPs living together must designate the same home as their main residence.
- Mortgage interest payments will be capped at £1,250 per month.
- MPs must disclose wheth