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LIZ LYNNE PARLIAMENTARY ALLOWANCES 2012

(1st January - 4th February)

Travel

Up until July 2009 MEPs had the cost of their travel from home to work reimbursed at a flat rate on the basis of distance and mode of transport, it then changed and it is now reimbursed at cost. Travel elsewhere (outside the UK) on official Parliamentary business is reimbursed at cost. In both cases, proof of travel is required.

Total travel allowance received:

€ 4 117,74

This figure includes journeys to and from Parliament's places of work (ART 10a), as well as official journeys within the region and theUK(Art. 10c/ Art 23) and outside theUK(Art. 10b/ Art. 22).

N.B. This figure also includes distance and duration allowance.

Subsistence

MEPs receive a daily subsistence allowance for official attendance on Parliamentary duties outside the UK. Parliament only pays the allowance if the Member has signed an official attendance record.

Total Daily Subsistence Allowance received:

€ 4 864,00

Staff

The total wage bill and staff costs for this period were: € 24,319.93

This figure includes paying agent fees, interviewee expenses and expenses paid to trainees who have carried out placements in the constituency and Brussels offices.

Liz Lynne does not employ as assistants, or pay as service providers or paying agents, members of her family.

Staff Details:

In cases where a family member or partner was employed as an assistant or contracted as a service provider or paying agent, the level of payment is shown within bands of €10,000.

NAME

POSITION

BASED

SALARY BAND

RELATION

LAURA NELSON

(FT)

CONSTITUENCY

NO

TIMOTHY DOUGLAS

(FT)

CONSTITUENCY

NO

BEN JEPHCOTT

(PT)

CONSTITUENCY

NO

LOIS ROBSON

(FT)

BRUSSELS

NO

OMAR HAMID

(FT)

BRUSSELS

NO

Declaration of interest

Liz Lynne was a member of the Parliament's Voluntary Pension Scheme 1999-2009

General Expenditure

As specified in the Implementing Measures for the Members' Statute, the General Expenditure Allowance is a monthly lump sum intended to meet expenditure resulting from activities in their capacity as Members not covered by other allowances.

General Expenditure audit statement:

Liz Lynne MEP

General Expenditure Allowance for the period ended 4th February 2012

Budget received (€8,598) £ 7,264

Expenditure:

Office management and running costs £ 1,180

Communications £ 961

Office equipment £ 17

Stationery, periodicals, subscriptions etc £ 110

Total expenditure £ 2,268

Excess of budget over expenditure £ 4,996

"We have audited the accounts for the General Expenditure Allowance from the books, records and explanations provided to us by LizLynne MEP for the period ended 4th February 2012 and confirm that they comply with the rules on the use of allowances set out in the Implementing Measures for the Members` and Assistants` Statutes and the Liberal Democrat Code of Conduct for MEPs, as agreed at the LDEPP AGM on 15th July 2009 and as amended on 14th February 2011."

Vinings Limited

Chartered Certified Accountants and Registered Auditors

Grafton House

Bullshead Yard

Alcester

Warwickshire

B49 5BX

Liz Lynne reimbursed £4,966 to the European Parliament due to an under-spend on her 2012 General Expenditure Allowance. Liz did not keep a dilapidations fund. You can view the transfer document here.

Liz transferred £5970 unspent dilapidations money to the European Parliament as she stood down as an MEP on 4th February. You can view the transfer document here

Name and address of independent accountant auditing the 2011 accounts:

Vinings Limited

Chartered Certified Accountants and Registered Auditors

Grafton House

Bullshead Yard

Alcester

Warwickshire

B49 5BX

Name and address of paying agent:

The Chiltern Partnership

Grafton House

Bulls Head Yard

Alcester

Warwickshire

B45 5BX

Receipts for Office Expenditure

Liz Lynne MEP is committed to openness and transparency in the way she carries out her duties as MEP for the West Midlands Region and in declaring expenses incurred by her office for carrying out those duties.

As well as the audited statement of accounts carried above, her office upload scanned copies of receipts for bills over £5/ €5 which have been paid for by the office account. The scans will be uploaded to the download area of this site as low resolution jpg files.

Mobile and landline phone bills: Liz Lynne reimburses a percentage of these phone bills to take account of personal use, as agreed by the auditors at the end of the year.

The LDEPP code of conduct can be viewed by clicking here