733. Office costs and staffing expenditure.

Office costs expenditure is provided to meet the costs of renting, equipping and running a member of Parliament's office or surgery, where these costs are not claimable from other budgets1. Expenditure may only be claimed for the performance of parliamentary functions, and certain types of expenditure are expressly excluded2.

Staffing costs may be claimed to meet the cost incurred in the provision of staff to assist with the performance of a member's parliamentary functions, on specified heads of expenditure including salaries, national insurance and pension scheme contributions