MPs expenses scandal: costs up 25% in a year

Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament

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The MPs expenses scandal brought in sweeping changes. After the horrifying costs and exploitation of hard-pressed taxpayers, never again would MPs be allowed to take us for a ride...until last year, when the bill for MPs expenses went up 25% - almost at the same level as at the height of the scandal.

So what's going on?