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    While reading an item about hoildays and MP's, it seems for tax reasons an mp is described as an office holder, see House of Commons recess: How much time off do MPs get? - BBC News, in 2013 it was deemed that IR35 applied to office holders.

    As we all know anybody inside IR35 can not claim traveling expenses, does this rule apply to MP's ?

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    No, there is no intermediary. In any case, an MP's salary is paid by IPSA via PAYE.

    Official employers of MPs and their staff

    There are special rules for expenses.

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    No. Their rules are different to our rules.

    Also bear in mind that their ‘expenses’ are used to pay for constituency offices and staff. So not the same as expenses in our world, albeit they do also claim travel and accommodation costs.
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    I was gutted when my Accountant told me I couldn't claim to have the moat drained & the duck house refurbished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    I was gutted when my Accountant told me I couldn't claim to have the moat drained & the duck house refurbished.

    Sauce for the goose & sauce for the gander.
    To be fair, nor could they. Those that did had to repay it, some got fines, one or two got prison...

    There's a difference between knowing the rules and following the rules! But MPs are, in practice, employees of Parliament and hence subject to the rules that the party and Parliament set. You can't extrapolate stuff from them to contractors any more you can from employees to contractors.

    Don't forget all the misinformation about taxes owed and the rest are all based on conflating us and our companies.
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