MPs' '200k energy bill expenses'

MPs have come under attack for claiming £200,000 of taxpayers' money to cover the cost of their energy bills. Some 340 MPs used the expenses system to pay for heating their second homes, according to the Sunday Mirror.

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MPs' heating expenses 'disgraceful'

A union leader said it was "disgraceful" that MPs were claiming expenses for heating their second homes while families were struggling to pay energy bills.

Dave Prentis, General Secretary of Unison, told the Sunday Mirror:

It's disgraceful that well-paid MPs should claim expenses for heating costs at the same time that thousands of families are struggling to pay to turn the oven on to cook dinner for their families.

These are the same hypocritical MPs who have failed to get a grip on soaring fuel and energy costs, rising food bills and pay freezes.

– Dave Prentis

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