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Expenses scandal: MPs block details of new expenses

The Telegraph, 18 October 2012
Publié le : 18 octobre 2012
 Holly Watt 
John Bercow has written to the expenses regulator warning him not to disclose official documents that show the identities of MPs’ landlords for “security” reasons.

Publication of the names, which was supposed to take place today, would expose the extent to which MPs are exploiting a loophole in the rules that allows politicians to rent their homes to one another. The loophole means that MPs can still effectively build up property nest eggs at taxpayers’ expense, despite official attempts to stop the practice following the expenses scandal.

Sources at the expenses regulator confirmed that “some MPs” were engaged in the practice.

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Mise à jour le 18 octobre 2012
Créé le 18 octobre 2012
ISSN 2107-7029
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