Other payment data

As well as data about MPs’ staffing and business costs, we also publish information about aggregated security and disability-assistance costs for all MPs per financial year, MPs’ debts to IPSA which were written off, and some other historical payments made to MPs.

These figures are released annually and relate to the previous financial year.

Payment data

We do not publish details of individual claims from the security budget, just the totals claimed by all MPs each financial year.

Security assistance can be claimed for additional security measures that enable MPs to carry out their parliamentary work.

A standard package of measures, recommended by security advisers and police, is available to all MPs.

MPs may also claim for enhanced measures that go above and beyond these, upon police recommendation.

Total security assistance costs by year

YearTotal cost

We do not publish details of individual claims from the disability assistance budgets, just the totals claimed by all MPs each financial year.

Disability assistance can be claimed by MPs for additional costs incurred by them in carrying out their parliamentary work which is attributable to the disability of an MP, an MP’s staff member, or to a job applicant or constituent who is visiting their office or surgery.

Total disability assistance costs by year

YearTotal cost

MPs have been able to claim one-off health and welfare costs – such as eyesight tests and occupational health assessments – for themselves and their staff since 2011.

From 2021-22 onwards, these will be published as aggregated costs.

YearTotal cost (MP)Total cost (Staff)

MPs who take time off after the birth or adoption of a child, or for other reasons such as illness, are eligible for funding to provide cover for their office during their absence.

Further details about how this funding has been granted since 2021 can be found in the Scheme of MPs’ Staffing and Business Costs.

YearTotal cost

Staff absence costs are met centrally from the Staff Absence Budget.

The Staff Absence Budget covers payroll costs for:

  • staff who are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave

  • staff who are on long-term sick leave (longer than two weeks)

  • staff who are UK Armed Forces reservists and have been granted special paid leave to participate in mandatory training in connection with their role in the reserve forces – up to 15 days per staff member per year

You can download details of all staff absence costs in particular financial years by selecting a link from the list below:

Debts to IPSA can be incurred by MPs for several reasons. For example, an MP may use their IPSA credit card for an item that is not allowed under the rules, or the MP may exceed their budget in a particular year. We will always seek to recover any money owed to the taxpayer, but where it is not financially worthwhile to continue to pursue repayment, it will be written off.

Debts written off by financial year

You can download details of all debts written off in particular financial years by selecting a link from the list below:

MPs who lost or stood down at the 2019 election were eligible for a winding-up payment.

Download details of the 2019-20 winding-up payments.

As a transitional measure from May 2010 to August 2012, MPs who were re-elected in 2010 were allowed to continue claiming the cost of mortgage interest payments to give them time to make alternative arrangements.

Where the value of the property rose during this period, the MP paid us a sum to cover the taxpayer’s share of that increase.

Download details of the Capital Gains repayments made to IPSA during this period.

Learn about MPs’ claims

Discover how and why MPs claim for their staffing and business costs.

Read about MPs’ staffing and business costs

How we publish MPs’ costs

Learn about how we publish details of MPs’ claims.

Read our Publication Policy