MPs claiming for tax advice is ‘morally indefensible’
The Professional Contractors Group (PCG), which represents freelance workers in the UK, called MPs ‘morally indefensible’ after it was revealed that nine members of the Cabinet claimed for personal tax advice on their expenses. Gina Dyer reports.
Ministers used £11,000 of taxpayers’ money to pay for tax return processing. Alistair Darling, Jacqui Smith, Hazel Blears, David Miliband, James Purnell, Douglas Alexander, Geoff Hoon and Hilary Benn all made claims, but a Labour spokesperson insisted that the advice claims were within Commons rules.