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Staffing Expenditure


As an MP you are responsible for employing any staff you need to assist you with the performance of your parliamentary functions. IPSA will provide you with a Staffing Expenditure budget to meet the costs of staffing your office, including staff salaries, employers’ contributions to National Insurance and employers’ contributions to the pension scheme.

 

The current annual budgets are:

 

London Area MP           £147,000 (per annum)

Non-London Area MP    £140,000 (per annum)


MPs elected on 7 May 2015 have 11 months' worth of these budgets for 2015-16:


London area MP: £134,750

Non-London MP: £128,333

 

How do I set up a member of staff on payroll?

To add a new member of staff to the payroll you will need to complete and return the following to us:

  

You will also be required to complete a Security Verification Questionnaire (SVQ) for each staff member and return this to the House of Commons. Please refer to the guidance and introduction notes at the bottom of this page. 
 

We do not provide advice on staffing issues but the House of Commons has a team who can answer questions related to employing staff, called the Members’ HR Advice Service.

 

Members’ HR Advice Service

 

Telephone – 020 7219 2080

E-mail – MembersHR@parliament.uk

 

The full details of the rules in relation to Staffing Expenditure can be found on in chapter 7 of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses. We also have a quick guide on employing staff which is also at the bottom of this page. 

 

Please remember that your IEC will be able to answer any questions you may have about setting up your staff on the IPSA payroll. Please call them direct or email them via info@parliamentarystandards.org.uk.​​​

  
  
  
Employing Staff Quick Guide.pdf
  
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Guidance Note - MPs Staff Pass Application, Security and Verification Questionnaire.pdf
  
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HMRC Starter Checklist.pdf
  
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Introduction of the MPs Staff Pass Application, Security and Verification Questionnaire.pdf
  
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MPs' Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses Seventh Edition (2015-16).pdf
  
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MPs Staff Pass Application, Security and Verification Questionnaire.pdf
  
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Summary of the Scheme (April 2015).pdf
  
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