MPs demand more expenses because they complain that Brexit has increased their workload, as it turned out today.
Politicians have urged the parliamentary watchdog to create more rights for manning their offices, which can be over £ 160,000 per year.
The calls came forward in a survey by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa).
Under the current rules, MPs can claim £ 150,900 per year for staff costs, rising to £ 161,550 in London, although they can request an increase.
The figure has risen from £ 109,000 eight years ago.
Politicians have urged the parliamentary watchdog to create more rights for staffing their offices, which can be over £ 160,000 per year
Under the current rules, members of the Commons can claim £ 150,900 per year for staff costs, rising to £ 161,550 in London, although they can request an increase
Contingency financing is available on the basis of & # 39; case by case & # 39 ;, where members have specific need for more support.
However, in her report on her annual feedback survey published this summer, Ipsa said that some had said that they still did not have enough money.
& # 39; There were also requests to further increase the staff budgets of parliamentarians due to their increasing workload, some of which are due to the Brexit & # 39 ;, according to the report.
What costs can MPs claim?
Rental accommodation in London: £ 22,760
Office costs for London MPs: £ 26,850
Office costs for non-London parliamentarians: £ 24,150
Staff for London MPs: £ 161,550
Staff for non-London MPs: £ 150,900
Ipsa said it had received 93 responses to the survey – nine from MPs, 33 from MPs managing their operating costs and 51 from other staff working for MPs.
It did not say how much the problem of personnel costs had mentioned.
The watchdog has not excluded the granting of the requests.
The authority has made it clear that it will "take into account the relevant consequences of the UK decision to leave the European Union" when considering updating the rules on Members' costs.
Sir Alistair Graham, a former chairman of the Commission on Standards in Public Life, said Ipsa should be wary of joining requests for an increase.
He told The Daily Telegraph: "Brexit sounds like a pretty easy argument for raising funding, Ipsa has to be very careful about increasing budgets."
MPs were not allowed to hire relatives last year after the elections – although those who were already on the payroll were allowed to stay.
Sir Alistair Graham, former chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, said Ipsa should be wary of joining requests for an increase