Feedback: Very good everything went smoothly ,the shed was erected in no time,I'm very Happy with it,sound job
Response: Thank you for your feedback and I'm pleased everything went well with your new Platinum Super Garden Workshop. I hope that you get many years of enjoyment utilising this workshop at your home. Regards Robin
Just over 2 years ago the story broke about the MPs expenses scandal where MPs were claiming for all sort of things which they were not entitled to but because nearly everyone else was at it they felt they were entitled to claim as well so they did not miss out. With their main home changing depending on what work was required, to paying for gardening work including new garden sheds, summer houses as well as a ridiculous claims for a duck house. When all this came out everyone was disgusted with the attitude of the MP's and the MP's were disgusted at being caught out.
There were many MP's who paid a high price for their misdemeanours, some went to prison, after their claims for MP's to be above the law was thrown out. Probably the highest in government at the moment is the deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, who was told to pay back gardening costs which he had claimed on expenses. Sir Thomas Legg sent Mr Clegg a letter after undertaking an audit of his parliamentary expenses as well as to 100's of other MP's.
On receiving this Mr Clegg made public his response noting that on Sir Thomas Legg's recommendation he had made a repayment of £910 for these gardening costs to the Department of Finance and Administration. Similarly many other MPs made a big pubic showing of how wonderful there are by waving cheques in the air showing their repayment. What would have happened to someone else who got caught, effectively obtaining goods wrongly, and then saying 'here you can have it back, aren't I good'. I'm pleased I was not in this situation as I'm sure the local police station would not have been interested in my explanation.
. It now appears that MP's are pushing for a flat rate system to pay for their accommodation and travel. With this flat rate in place receipts would not be needed and they would be able to either not pay out and pocket this allowance or if they did need to pay anything out would spend only a fraction of the allowance and again pocket the rest. What a great idea - for the MP's!! There would be no checks and they would be back on the gravy train and would be able to landscape their gardens and possibly replace their garden sheds with something more fitting to their high expectations. I'm not sure whether any MPs from Doncaster abused the system but why do they do it?
Is this right? What do you think? Should MPs be allowed to hide their allowances away?