July 18, 2010 5 Comments
New laws are being passed by MPs which allow them to avoid tax on their expenses, including their commute to Westminster, free travel for spouses and late-night meals in the House of Commons.
Under the Finance Bill, MPs will be given exemptions so they cannot be pursued by the taxman over their claims.
MPs claim about £6m a year in travel expenses and the new laws will formalise a special concession that they are granted by HM Revenue & Customs.
Tax experts say it means they will now be guaranteed special treatment compared with ordinary employees.
Mike Truman, editor of Taxation Magazine, said: “They’re voting themselves an exemption from scrutiny. Other employees would face a tax bill.”
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