IPSA publishes new Scheme of MPs' Staffing and Business Costs
Date published: 19 July 2023
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has today published an updated Scheme of MPs' Staffing and Business Costs for 2023-24.
This is the sixteenth edition of the Scheme. The Scheme sets out the rules, eligibility, and budgets governing MPs’ business costs.
The changes to the Scheme clarify the eligibility rules for both the Loss of Office payments and the winding-up payments made to MPs, to ensure that they are fair and provide the appropriate support to MPs leaving Parliament.
The changes to UK parliamentary constituency boundaries and the repeal of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act meant this needed to be looked at again.
This updated version of the Scheme follows a public consultation on possible changes which ran from 13 April 2023 to 2 June 2023.
The new Scheme takes effect from today, 19 July 2023.
For more details contact IPSA's Press Office.
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Notes to Editors
1. IPSA was created in 2009 by the Parliamentary Standards Act. The Act was amended in 2010 by the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act. Together they gave IPSA three main responsibilities:
to regulate MPs’ business costs
to determine MPs’ pay and pension arrangements
to provide financial support to MPs in carrying out their parliamentary functions
2. IPSA is independent of Parliament and the Government. This allows us to make decisions about the rules on business costs and on MPs’ pay ourselves, without interference.