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Post  Panda on Sun 3 Nov - 5:38




MPs Get Taxpayers To Pay Their Energy Bills

As Britons struggle to pay energy bills, it emerges that some MPs are getting taxpayers to cover heating costs at second homes.

3:28am UK, Sunday 03 November 2013

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More than 40 MPs claimed costs of more than £1,000 for energy bills












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MPs have come under attack for getting taxpayers to cover the costs of their energy bills.

Some 340 MPs have used the parliamentary expenses system to recoup the cost of heating their second homes, according to the Sunday Mirror.

Bills costing more than £1,000 were submitted by 41 MPs while 78 made claims for £500 in the 12 months up to March this year, its analysis found.

The claims do not break any parliamentary rules but come at a time of heightened tensions over the spiralling cost of gas and electricity.

One MP claimed more than £5,000 to cover electricity and heating oil for his estate.

Dave Prentis
Unison's Dave Prentis said it was 'disgraceful' that MPs claim energy costs

Labour MP John Mann, who did not claim for his energy bills, told the Sunday Mirror: "Perhaps the MPs who have submitted the claims should start wearing thicker jumpers.

"There will be people including pensioners who can't afford to heat their homes who will be furious to find out that MPs who can afford to pay them are putting in such high claims.

"Government ministers are attacking Ed Miliband for proposing to freeze prices but they don't have to worry about the cost because they can put the claims in."

Dave Prentis, General Secretary of Unison, told the newspaper: "It's disgraceful that well-paid MPs should claim expenses for heating costs at the same time that thousands of families are struggling to pay to turn the oven on to cook dinner for their families.

"These are the same hypocritical MPs who have failed to get a grip on soaring fuel and energy costs, rising food bills and pay freezes."


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Post  malena stool on Sun 3 Nov - 9:50

But they were doing this last year.... Why are they still being given the opportunity to get away with it? Small wonder they have no incentive to challenge the thieving CEOs of Energy Co's.
Robbing B'stards one and all..

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Post  Panda on Sun 3 Nov - 10:04

malena stool wrote:But they were doing this last year.... Why are they still being given the opportunity to get away with it? Small wonder they have no incentive to challenge the thieving CEOs of Energy Co's.
Robbing B'stards one and all..
  

malena , Britain has become a Third World Power. The corruption started with Tony Blair and the Conservatives, not all, are just as bad. Cameron is incapable of Governing, he just latches on to whatever the problem of the day is, without any vision or care for the population.

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