Biped said:Righto, I've done some maths, and translated this lot back into the original Xcel it came from.
The AVERAGE amounts claimed for the following are:
Â£17,960.00 - Staying Away from home.
Â£219.00 - London Supplement
Â£17,813.68 - Running costs of an office
Â£85,872.10 - Employing family, friends and pets.
Â£893.65 - Buying Commons Stationery
Â£2,611.89 - Postage
Â£1,199.13 - I.T.
Â£650.28 - Other Costs (Porn, that sort of thing)
Â£7,323.80 - Comms and stuff - denying wrongdoing over the phone.
The total cost for each to us, the taxpayer as follows:
Â£11,584,454 - Staying Away from home.
Â£138,812 - London Supplement
Â£11,469,647.00 - Running costs of an office
Â£55,297,177.00 - Employing family, friends and pets.
Â£574,886.00 - Buying Commons Stationery (when they aren't stealing it)
Â£1,680,766.00 - Postage
Â£772,087.00 - I.T.
Â£417,528.00 - Other Costs (Porn, that sort of thing)
Â£4,715,902.00 - Comms and stuff - denying wrongdoing over the phone.
AVERAGE amount overall of each MP in expenses claims alone:
Total Cost to the taxpayer of MP Expense Claims:
Â£86,651,259.00 - that's the expense claims for only 650 people folks.
Total amount audited to ensure legal entitlement to expenses: