Yet another day of grinding my teeth. Why do they need to define such a simple thing as a main home? In other words, if you are a Peer and own no scruples, but more than one accommodation, (Caravan?)you can claim. Of course the usual suspects are there as well: Baroness Uddin, Lord Taylor of Warwick, Lord Bhatia, Lord Sheldon, Lord Clarke of Hampstead and Lord Paul â are currently under investigation over their expenses amid claims that they are not based at their âmain homesâ. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/6400349/Peers-may-escape-censure-over-main-home- expenses.html Extracts: Peers may escape being censured over questionable expenses claims after House of Lords officials admitted to a loophole in the rules. There is no definition of what should count as a peerâs âmain homeâ despite this being central to claims for thousands of pounds a year in taxpayer-funded allowances, they have disclosed. he Lords loophole emerged as Lord Rennard, a Liberal Democrat peer, was cleared of abusing the expenses system. He was accused of claiming thousands of pounds by designating a flat in Eastbourne as his âmainâ home when he continued to have a house in Stockwell, south London, which had previously been given as his main home. The peer, who claimed Â£41,000 after changing the designation, was the chief executive of the Liberal Democrats and is thought to have worked full-time in the capital.