MPs’ and former MPs’ work or benefits outside of Parliamentary duties


Could you summarise what constraints do and do not apply to MPs and ex MPs ability to work or receive benefit in any form outside of direct employment by their parties.


IPSA does not hold the information you have requested.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) is the body created by Parliament under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 to independently oversee and regulate MPs’ expenses.

As such, we do not hold information about restrictions which apply to MPs or former MPs in respect of work or benefits outside of their parliamentary duties.

However, some of the information you request may be available in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, which is separately administered by the House of Commons.

View copies of the Registers on the Parliamentary website.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Office may also be able to provide you with further information.

They can be contacted at: or by telephone 0207 219 3738. 

This concludes our response to your request.

19 June 2019
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