Why should MPs & Lords be held to different standards of conduct to the rest of us?
One Laws for them..?
- A standard contract of employment.
- Expenses reimbursed via the system HMRC use for their staff.
I thought that MPs were classed as self-employed. If that is the case there should be in law a new class of self-employment/sole trader; a "Public Sole Trader" subject to the same tax rules as any other self-employed person but with the requirement to publish annual audited accounts.
This would create transparency in the financial affairs of public servants.
'Self employed' yet paid from the public purse?
Maybe therefore they should bill for their services on the basis of time devoted to parliamentary and constituency business - the way solicitors and accountants work.