MPs attacked over energy expenses


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MPs attacked over energy expenses

 

MPs are using taxpayers' money to cover the cost of energy bills for their second homes.

 

1 hour ago By Press Association   

                            

MPs have come under attack for claiming £200,000 of taxpayers’ money to cover the cost of their energy bills.

Some 340 MPs, including Government ministers, have used the parliamentary expenses system to recoup the cost of heating their second homes, according to the Sunday Mirror.

Bills costing more than £1,000 were submitted by 41 MPs while 78 made claims for £500 in the 12 months up to March this year, its analysis found.

The claims do not break any parliamentary rules but come at a time of heightened tensions over the spiralling cost of gas and electricity.

Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi, a founder of market research firm YouGov, claimed the most with a bill totalling £5,822.27 to cover electricity and heating oil for his estate in Warwickshire.

International Development Minister Alan Duncan claimed £2,750 for electricity…

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