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Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is facing embarrassment after "mistakenly" claiming second home expenses for two adult films watched by her husband. How do MPs' allowances work?WHAT HAS MS SMITH DONE WRONG? The Sunday Express reported that two films, which cost £5 each, were viewed on 6 and 8 April 2008 at Ms Smith's constituency home in Redditch, Worcestershire. Ms Smith claimed for these movies - watched by husband Richard Timney - under her second homes allowance. She has apologised, adding that "in claiming for my internet connection, I mistakenly claimed for a television package alongside it". She has promised to pay the amount back in full. Tory leader David Cameron has called the incident "deeply embarrassing", but said that on its own it is not a resignation matter. ISN'T THE HOME SECRETARY ALREADY BEING INVESTIGATED? Yes. Ms Smith is being investigated by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, John Lyon, over her decision to claim at least £116,000 in second-home allowances the family home in Redditch since becoming an MP. The home secretary says her main residence - the one at which she spends most time - is her sister's home in London, where she rents a room. Some neighbours dispute this. Mr Cameron said it was "pretty incredible to claim that the home where her family is, that is not her main home". WHAT DOES THE SECOND HOMES ALLOWANCE COVER? The Additional Costs Allowance - which covers the cost of running a second home or rent or hotel expenses - is being renamed Personal Additional Accommodation Expenditure (PAAE). The allowance is designed to cover the extra costs MPs incur by having to attend Parliament in central London and also having to look after people in their constituency - which may be hundreds of miles away. Most MPs claim it on their London base although some claim it on their constituency home. In 2008/9 the allowance limit is £24,006. All MPs can claim it except for MPs representing 25 inner London boroughs. It covers rent, or mortgage interest payments, hotel expenses, telephone and gas, electric bills, furnishings, cleaning, insurance and repairs. It also includes a "subsistence allowance" of £25 for every night an MP spends away from their main home, on Parliamentary business - which includes claims for food for which no receipts need to be provided. The amount that can be spent on furnishings is capped at 10% of the overall allowance. ARE ANY OTHER MINISTERS UNDER INVESTIGATION? Yes. Work minister Tony McNulty is also being investigated by Mr Lyon. It recently transpired that, until January, the MP had claimed up to £14,000 a year, since 2001/2, for a home in his Harrow East constituency where his parents live. He lived there with his parents until his second marriage in 2002, when he moved into his wife's home in Hammersmith, west London. Mr McNulty has said he uses the house as a base at weekends when he is working in his constituency and used to sleep there at weekends but says it "probably is less now". But the Conservatives say he already has a base in the constituency less than two minutes' drive away. Mr McNulty stopped claiming for the Harrow house in January - he says this was because interest rates fell and he could afford the mortgage from his salary. Although Harrow is only 11 miles from Westminster Mr McNulty is able to claim the second home allowance as it is not one of the 25 inner London constituencies whose MPs do not qualify for it.
Other goodies MP's get.
SALARY AND ALLOWANCES MPs are paid an annual salary of £63,291 and receive allowances for the costs of running an office, having homes both near Westminster and in their constituency, and travelling between both. According to the last figures to be published, in October 2007, the average claimed by each MP was £135,600 a year. They also have a final salary pension scheme and can choose to set contributions at 5.5% of their salary with a current "accrual" rate - the proportion of salary received for each year of service - of 1/60th, at 6% of salary for a 1/50th accrual rate, or 10% of salary for a 1/40th accrual rate. TRAVEL EXPENSES There is no limit on the amount of travel expenses MPs can claim - but it is subject to certain rules. They can claim business class air fares and first class rail travel for Parliamentary business within the UK and up to three visits a year to European institutions, as well as up to 30 single journeys a year for spouses or children. MPs can also claim for staff travel - up to 24 single journeys a year between Westminster and their constituency. Overall MPs claimed £4.5m in travel expenses in 2006/7. MILEAGE Drivers can claim 40p a mile for the first 10,000 miles then 25p a mile, cyclists get 20p a mile while motorcyclists can claim 24p a mile. These rates can be claimed for journeys between Westminster, their constituency and their main home. LONDON SUPPLEMENT This is claimed by MPs representing inner London constituencies and is worth up to £2,916. It is due to rise to £7,500 from 1 April 2009, when it will be known as the London Costs Allowance. MPs representing outer London seats can choose to claim this or the additional costs allowance. INCIDENTAL EXPENSES ALLOWANCE Worth up to £22,193, this allowance is aimed at costs incurred in the course of an MP's duty - such as accommodation costs, office equipment and supplies. STAFFING ALLOWANCE Worth up to £100,205 a year, this allows MPs to employ staff, but is paid directly to staff by the Commons finance department. There is no ban on MPs employing their spouse or other relative and paying them using the staffing allowance, but MPs now have to declare any relatives employed. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith employs her husband Richard Timney as her aide on a salary that could be as much as £40,000 a year. CENTRALLY PURCHASED STATIONERY There is no limit to the amount of stationery an MP can order but it must be used for strictly Parliamentary purposes, such as constituency correspondence. IT EQUIPMENT IT equipment is centrally provided and maintained. The standard package available for MPs is three PCs, printers and scanners worth about £3,000. WINDING UP ALLOWANCE Worth a maximum of £40,799, this allowance is paid to cover the costs of any work on Parliamentary business done on behalf of an MP who has died, retired or lost their seat. COMMUNICATIONS ALLOWANCE Introduced in 2007 it allows claims of up to £10,400 a year "to assist in the work of communicating with the public on parliamentary business". It can be spent on things like regular reports, constituency newsletters, websites and contact cards. It cannot be spent on party political, fundraising or election campaigning. RESETTLEMENT ALLOWANCE Paid to MPs who lose their seat or stand down at a general election - it is based on their age and length of service and amounts to between 50% and 100% of their annual salary.

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lololololol been meaning to post this all day. Mans all gassed up watching soft porn where the camera angle always switches so you dont even see any action.as for MO's goodies, its funny because the general public go on like Africa/South American goverments are corrupt but they are now seeing how the UK is just as bad if not worse.

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ROFL at him ending his wifes career over bashing.
:lol: Brown is backing her so I doubt she'll loose her job over it. However, the second home investigation is up for debate though again I suspect nothing will happen because they are allowed most of these 'extra perks'. Her second home claim is bait though.

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ROFL at him ending his wifes career over bashing.
:lol: Brown is backing her so I doubt she'll loose her job over it. However, the second home investigation is up for debate though again I suspect nothing will happen because they are allowed most of these 'extra perks'. Her second home claim is bait though.
Yeah, he aint gonna reshuffle, BUT they are BAIDING for her blood, and the press have clamboured to have her.Including all expenses and her salary it came to like £300k.

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lololololol been meaning to post this all day. Mans all gassed up watching soft porn where the camera angle always switches so you dont even see any action.as for MO's goodies, its funny because the general public go on like Africa/South American goverments are corrupt but they are now seeing how the UK is just as bad if not worse.
I hear you but you have to bare in mind that these MP's expense claims, extra benefits etc are in the public domain (right or wrong) but I do agree the UK's powerful corrupt folks are probably as bad if not worse.

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Wow, MPs get some sweet perks
4 real, they way they must be laughing at the rest of us in the recession losing out jobs and sh*t.

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IT EQUIPMENT IT equipment is centrally provided and maintained. The standard package available for MPs is three PCs, printers and scanners worth about £3,000.
hold on wtf, why do they need 3 Pc's, Pisstake.

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But true say IT mandem get some aite perks, when my dad used to work for HP he got a free laptop, got them to pay for our internet, and had all his travel expenses covered. Also had sweet deals on a company car and could buy PC stuff using his money before tax.

IT EQUIPMENT IT equipment is centrally provided and maintained. The standard package available for MPs is three PCs, printers and scanners worth about £3,000.
hold on wtf, why do they need 3 Pc's, Pisstake.
That includes use for the people they've hired

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lololololol been meaning to post this all day. Mans all gassed up watching soft porn where the camera angle always switches so you dont even see any action.as for MO's goodies, its funny because the general public go on like Africa/South American goverments are corrupt but they are now seeing how the UK is just as bad if not worse.
I hear you but you have to bare in mind that these MP's expense claims, extra benefits etc are in the public domain (right or wrong) but I do agree the UK's powerful corrupt folks are probably as bad if not worse.
their expenses are not in the public domain. thats why theres such a fuss. this porn one was leaked, just like some others. imagine his kids if they have any .. catching him watching porn. :mellow:

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the level of their expenses does take the pissbut on a side note s f*ck*ng what if he ordered porn she didnt intentionally claim for it and they didnt say anything about the other filmsbut ll anyway what a way to get caught i bet in reality they watched it together and sniffed poppers at the same time dressed in pvc,but shes stuntin like she wasnt there to save her rep

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lololololol been meaning to post this all day. Mans all gassed up watching soft porn where the camera angle always switches so you dont even see any action.as for MO's goodies, its funny because the general public go on like Africa/South American goverments are corrupt but they are now seeing how the UK is just as bad if not worse.
NA NOT REALLY MATE....COUPLE FILMS N THAT AINT THE SAME AS BUILDING A PALACE IN THE HILLS AND LIVING IN IT BAREFACE

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lololololol been meaning to post this all day. Mans all gassed up watching soft porn where the camera angle always switches so you dont even see any action.as for MO's goodies, its funny because the general public go on like Africa/South American goverments are corrupt but they are now seeing how the UK is just as bad if not worse.
NA NOT REALLY MATE....COUPLE FILMS N THAT AINT THE SAME AS BUILDING A PALACE IN THE HILLS AND LIVING IN IT BAREFACE
couple of films? her husband is her assistant. thats dodgy alreadyshe is one of many MPs employing their family to work for them, claiming expenses for themusing her sister house as a "second home"? these guys are just as corrupt. the only difference btwn the UK and south africa or brasil is you have the checks and balances in place, as well as the Law to catch and punish and correct things that are wrong.

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but ll anyway what a way to get caught i bet in reality they watched it together and sniffed poppers at the same time dressed in pvc,but shes stuntin like she wasnt there to save her rep
lol the thought of the pair of them watching it together dressed in PVC is amusingly disturbing.

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This just goes to show how deep the media and people are willing to go to get a story.It actually worries me more that privacy is constantly being breeched and the general public do not even care about this, they are blinded by the headlines.

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This just goes to show how deep the media and people are willing to go to get a story.It actually worries me more that privacy is constantly being breeched and the general public do not even care about this, they are blinded by the headlines.
How can it be a privacy issue if she signed for the films?

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lololololol been meaning to post this all day. Mans all gassed up watching soft porn where the camera angle always switches so you dont even see any action.as for MO's goodies, its funny because the general public go on like Africa/South American goverments are corrupt but they are now seeing how the UK is just as bad if not worse.
NA NOT REALLY MATE....COUPLE FILMS N THAT AINT THE SAME AS BUILDING A PALACE IN THE HILLS AND LIVING IN IT BAREFACE
couple of films? her husband is her assistant. thats dodgy alreadyshe is one of many MPs employing their family to work for them, claiming expenses for themusing her sister house as a "second home"? these guys are just as corrupt. the only difference btwn the UK and south africa or brasil is you have the checks and balances in place, as well as the Law to catch and punish and correct things that are wrong.

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