Retiring MPs allowances/compensation/pension

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Dear Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority,

I wish to make a Freedom of Information Act request.

Would you kindly advise me as to how to calculate the payments and pensions made to any MPs who may not be re-elected in the forthcoming election, or who chooses not to stand for re-election. Does it make any difference as to the calculations whether the individual choses to retire, or if he or she was not returned by the electorate.

Would you kindly explain the purpose of each element , how it is calculated and whether it is taxable. If any such payments were recommended by independent studies, please advise and provide copies (in electronic format preferably)

Please advise whether any payments are automatic payments or entitlements which may or may not be taken in full or part or indeed declined.

Does past service in any particular post, for example as Chancellor of the Exchequer, or as a Junior Foreign Minister, carry any additional 'retirement' benefit if the MP was a backbencher immediately prior to 'retirement'. If so, please explain how.

Finally, are there any conditions which attach to any of these payments, for example in relation to any new employment in areas funded from public funds.
Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

T Todd

Tallulah Frankland, Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Dear Mr Todd,

Thank you for your email of 23rd April. This email is just to confirm that your request for information has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). We will respond to your request no later than 22nd May.

If you are looking for details of MPs’ claims for business costs and expenses, they can be found on our website at the following address:

If I can be of any further assistance in the meantime, please do let me know.

Kind Regards,

Tallulah Frankland
Policy Adviser

Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA)
4th Floor, 30 Millbank, London, SW1P 4DU

[email address]

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Dear Mr Todd,


Thank you for your email of 23 April 2017 in which you requested
information relating to payments made to departing MPs.


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Policy & FOI Adviser


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