Publication Policy

Our Publication Policy sets out how information on MPs' spending of public money will be published, in accordance with the Scheme of MPs’ Staffing and Business Costs.

It supersedes all previous policy statements on the publication of MPs’ staffing and business costs.

We will publish information about claims made by MPs, under the Scheme, in regular cycles.

Claims will not be published when parliament is dissolved, or on a day when local, devolved assembly or parliamentary elections are being held.

We will also not publish information that police advise poses a risk to MPs’ security or to their staff or family.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires every public authority to have a publication policy, approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office, and to publish information covered by that policy.

Read our current Publication Policy.

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