People have contacted me about the emergency contingency budget of £10k available to MPs’ staff.
- MPs do not receive any money.
- This is for staff working from home who do not have their own IT equipment.
- It is only available for this purpose IF necessary.
- It has to be accounted for and claims are published.
In reality, most MPs’ offices will use a tiny fraction of this, if anything.
The decision to create this contingency budget was made by IPSA (Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority), not MPs.
Since MPs do not receive any money, it cannot be donated. But I and others are working around the clock to demand proper pay, financial protection, testing and PPE for all frontline workers.