Almost £1m paid out to cover legal costs for MPs accused by staff

Almost a million pounds in public funds have been paid out to cover the legal costs for MPs who have been accused of wrongdoing by their staff, it has emerged.

In a report by The Times newspaper, it was claimed that over £950,000 has been paid by the House of Commons for employment practices liability insurance.

The figure was disclosed to the newspaper after lodging a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

The insurance policy covers MPs against claims for damages,...
source: Wandsworth Guardian

2020-02-21 22:17
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