MPs say they are good value for money after details of expenses published
PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 October 2015
MPs insisted they remained good value for money as the latest annual expenses price tag for the region's representatives edged up 1.2 per cent to £2.32million.
Last year’s rise in expenses costs by the region’s MPs combined was slightly less than the national increase. Across the United Kingdom MPs spent a combined total of £105.9million in 2014/15 – a rise of 1.6 per cent.
The totals do not include MPs’ basic salary, which was set at £67,000 but recently rose to £74,000 per year.
Waveney MP Peter Aldous, who does not claim any travel costs between his Suffolk constituency and London, claimed just £1,209 for travel over the last five years.
Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey (pictured above) said of her claims: “My expenses are publicly available on the IPSA website.
“Transparency is key and constituents can contact me directly if they have any queries.”