MPs ask for expenses budgets to be raised to cover Brexit costs

Former minister says requests for more money show MPS are ‘out of touch with public’

MPs are asking for their expenses budgets to be increased to help them manage an increased workload resulting from Brexit, the parliamentary watchdog has revealed.

A poll last year of MPs and their staff by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) said there had been demands from politicians and staff to give them more money to cover their higher costs.

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