MPs including a minister are boosting their expenses by claiming for adult children “dependent” upon them, The Telegraph can disclose.
Rules introduced in 2017 allow MPs to claim additional second home expenses of up to £5,400 per child.
The rule was originally intended to help MPs with children rent bigger homes but The Telegraph has discovered, following changes to the regulations, several are using the allowance to claim for adult children in their 20s.
Claire Perry, an energy minister who earns £111,148 a year, claimed £9,846 on top of her £22,760 standard allowance by citing her three children aged 17, 19 and 22. Ms Perry said: “All claims are made completely in accordance with the Ipsa…
Presumably HMRC would not look askance at a private sector worker gaining the same sort of expenses? They would be tax free would they?