MPs leverage their kids to get more expenses

Sarah Coles
George Osborne
George Osborne

You might have thought that MPs had seen enough expenses scandal headlines to learn to err on the side of claiming too little rather than too much. However, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has introduced new rules which allow MPs to register their children in order to claim more expenses.

Some 148 have signed their children up, and some have claimed more than £10,000 as a result.