Labour’s deputy chief Angela Rayner charged the taxpayer £249 for pair of PERSONALISED AirPods amongst £2,100 Apple devices she claimed on bills to assist her WFH in pandemic
- Angela Rayner claimed a pair of £249 personalised Apple AirPods on bills
- Also claimed £1,619 iPad, £99 case, £199 keyboard, £131 pencil, £70 workplace chair
- MPs claimed £9.1million regardless of working largely remotely throughout first lockdown
Labour’s Deputy Leader Angela Rayner charged the taxpayer greater than £2,100 for Apple know-how, it emerged at present.
Between April and August final 12 months, Ms Rayner claimed some £14,390.90 on workplace bills alone.
The MP claimed £249 for a pair of personalised Apple AirPods and chalked up £3,809.25 in stationary and printing prices.
Labour’s Deputy Leader Angela Rayner claimed £249 for a pair of personalised Apple AirPods
The Labour MP for Ashton-under-Lyne
Ms Rayner, the MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, acquired a fundamental wage of £79,467.96 from 2019-2020.
Last 12 months she additionally claimed £1,619 for an iPad Pro in addition to a £99 case, £199 keyboard and £131 digital pencil and a £70 workplace chair, based on The Sun.
The deputy chief, who boasts of ‘standing up for working folks’, has claimed £30,952.98 together with £1,600 on 23 first-class rail tickets between London and her Manchester constituency since final March.
And fellow Labour MP Barry Gardiner additionally claimed £131 for an iPad pen, The Sun stories.
Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan claimed for £10,000 value of laptops – which she gave to varsities.
Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy final 12 months chalked £23,083.44 to her bills, together with £8,883.35 on non-office lease and £475.67 in council tax – and £20 on hand-sanitiser gel.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) says MPs are allowed to assert for added vitality payments, classed as ‘workplace prices’.
They can cost taxpayers for utility payments for his or her principal residence and constituency workplace so long as the claims ‘relate to parliamentary exercise’.
Ms Rayner claimed greater than £14,000 in lodging and an additional £14,000 in workplace prices
Labour MP Barry Gardiner additionally claimed £131 for an iPad pen. Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan claimed for £10,000 value of laptops – which she gave to varsities
Earlier this month, it emerged Members of Parliament claimed £9.1 million in bills regardless of working largely remotely through the first 2020 lockdown, in comparison with £8.2million in 2019.
MPs claimed £1.7million extra for ‘workplace prices’ through the first lockdown, representing an increase of 41 per cent.
They had been given a £10,000 finances every to place in the direction of residence places of work when the pandemic began.
A spokesperson for Angela Rayner mentioned: ‘All bills for the operating of Angela’s parliamentary workplace had been submitted consistent with the principles.’