Your annual office costs budget is:
London Area MP – £30,400 [6.10]
non-London Area MP – £27,470 [6.11]
In March 2020, IPSA provided an immediate increase of £10,000 to each MP’s office costs budget, to support their staff in moving to home working during the coronavirus pandemic.
This amount is available until the end of the 2020-21 financial year. Any unspent amount of this uplift from an MP’s 2019-20 office costs budget will be "rolled over" and made available in the current year.
The amounts available for individual MPs will be confirmed following the closure of the 2019-20 financial year.
Additionally, in your first year as an MP:
start-up supplement – £6,000 in the financial year of election [6.13]
For new MPs elected at the December 2019 election, IPSA will roll forward any amounts leftover from your start-up supplement into the new financial year. [6.14]
The start-up supplement is to help new MPs meet the costs of setting up one or more constituency offices. While it will probably be used toward big acquisitions, like new computers, desks or redecoration, it does not have to be used for such purchases and is simply a sum added to the office costs budget. [6.12]
You are entitled to exercise reasonable discretion in deciding what items fall within the office costs budget, provided your claims observe the fundamental principles and general conditions of the Scheme. [6.4]