Claims for expenses made by Iain Duncan Smith MP in 2014


  1. Could you please tell me how much MP Iain Duncan Smith claimed in expenses, and business costs (listed separately) in 2014?

  2. Please provide a break down of these expenses, i.e. £450 on Eurostar travel to...

  3. Did Mr Duncan-Smith claim Accommodation Expenditure in 2014?

  4. What salary is Mr Duncan-Smith on?


IPSA holds the information that you request.

You may be aware that IPSA publishes all claims for business costs and expenses on our website every two months, three months in arrears.  You can view the published information via this link to our publication website

The following instructions may assist you in locating the information:

  1. Select ‘Search Function’ via the menu bar at the top of the page.

  2. Select an MP(s), Constituency, Postcode or Region.

  3. Select a year and, optionally, month(s).

  4. Select a category of Business Cost or Expense.

  5. Select a type of Business Cost or Expense.

  6. Click ‘Find’ to retrieve the information.

The FOIA states that information that is accessible by other means is not subject to release. Therefore, as the information you have requested is already available on our website, it is exempt from disclosure under section 21 of the FOIA (information accessible to applicant by other means).

For your reference, the next publication date is 12 March 2015, which will cover those claims processed by IPSA during October and November 2014.  Claims subsequently processed by IPSA will follow in future publications.

Some of the information you have requested is intended for publication at a future date.  Section 22(1) of the FOIA states that information intended for future publication is exempt from release.

We have considered whether the public interest in releasing the information outweighs the application of the exemption. It is our opinion that the public interest is best served by publishing a full list rather than on an ad hoc basis, as in this way a clear and complete set of information is published, avoiding any potential confusion. It is for this reason that the application of the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure at this stage.

The basic annual salary for an MP from 1 April 2014 is £67,060. This does not include any additional amounts received as a result of additional duties, such as being a Government Minister.

19 January 2015
Exemptions Applied:
Section 21