Constituency Office Expenses 2016-2021

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Constituency Office Arrangement

Maximum amount recoverable by member for rent expenses (11(2))

Maximum amount recoverable by member for rent expenses if the office is rented from an associated person (11(3)(b))

Maximum amount recoverable by member for rates expenses (12(2))

Maximum amount recoverable by member for rates expenses if the office is rented from an associated person (11(3)(b)

Office is not shared

£8,500 per year

£4,250 per year

£3,400 per year

£1,700 per year

Office shared with person(s) belonging to the same political party as the member and all are members

£6,000 per year

£3,000 per year

£2,400 per year

£1,200 per year

Office shared with person(s) who belong to the same political party as the member and is a member or a member of either the Houses of Parliament or European Parliament

£4,000 per year

£2,000 per year

£1,600 per year

£800 per year

Rent and Rates

Members can also claim a number of other expenses that have a set limit:

  • Constituency Office Operating Expenses – up to a max of £4,900 per year;
  • Constituency Office Establishment Expenses (or refurbishment costs) – up to a max of £2,000 per mandate;
  • Mobile Phone Expenses – up to a max of £600 per year;

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