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Accommodation Expenditure


What are my accommodation options?

Post dissolution arrangements
Non London area MPs eligible for additional accommodation expenditure may resume to now claiming for hotel stays. You do not need to register or inform of you intentions to do so if you previously had these arrangement in place.

The current annual budgets are:

Renting a property in the London area £20,600

Renting a property outside of London – refer to Annex B of the Scheme

Associated costs only £8,850

LALP £3,760

OLALP £1,330

Hotel costs - up to £150 per night in London and £120 per night outside London

Dependant uplifts £2,425 per dependant

Chapters 4 & 5 of the Scheme contain further details about how you can use your accommodation budget. Your IPSA election contact will also be able to answer questions you may have.

Changes in the Scheme 2015-16

Under the 7th Edition of the Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses, Television Licences and Home Contents Insurance are no longer claimable.

Registering your Property

New Registrations

We have simplified the way you register properties, and you are now only required to complete a Property Rental Form, which will also include the options to apply for Direct Rental Payments, as well as a Deposit Loan. There is no longer a need to complete the online registration form unless you will be claiming hotel stays or associated expenditure.

Please note that this process is only necessary for registering a new property. You are not required to complete this form to replace any current arrangements you already have in place.

If you require a deposit to secure the property before you will receive a signed lease, we will accept an unsigned lease at this point. However, you will not be able to set up Direct Rental Payments or claim for rent until we have received a signed copy.

Once we have received your application, you will receive confirmation of the new registration, and of the dates we will be making any payments (direct rental payments and deposit loans if applicable).

Amending/ Cancelling Direct Payments

If you need to amend or cancel a Direct Rental Payment you currently have set up, we require you to send us either an email or a letter 2 weeks before the next rental period to confirm this. When we receive your instruction, you will receive a case number for your request, and also the name of the Election Contact/ MP Support Officer dealing with your query. Please quote this number/ contact’s name when contacting us. Once your request has been implemented, you will receive confirmation.

Any overpayment that occurs due to IPSA not being notified in time to implement the change must be retrieved from the landlord and repaid to IPSA. Until this money has been returned, you will be liable for this payment. When making these repayments, please quote the case number provided to you.

LALP-OLALP Constituencies (Annex B of the Scheme).pdf
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Property Rental Form.pdf
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Quick Guide Accommodation.pdf
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Short Term Advance Loan Form.pdf
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