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    Sir Ian Kennedy blogs – it’s time to catch up with flippin’ reality

    Published on 10/04/2014 03:48

    ​In the Standard yesterday, the article, ‘The real reasons why Maria Miller had to resign’, lists a number of depressing problems – that there have be ... Read more

    IPSA Chair Sir Ian Kennedy: Distinguishing the past from the present

    Published on 05/04/2014 10:00

    Following some of the news coverage in the wake of the Maria Miller case, Sir Ian Kennedy has sent the following letter to the Daily Express: Dear Sir ... Read more

    IPSA’s Chief Executive

    Published on 02/04/2014 02:57

    ​ IPSA has today announced that Paul Hayes will join as interim Chief Executive from next week, following the retirement of Andrew McDonald on groun ... Read more

    IPSA Chair Sir Ian Kennedy: Some people just still don’t get it

    Published on 24/03/2014 10:27

    ​Over the last few days we have seen, yet again, that rational thought and fact plays second fiddle to overblown rhetoric in the discussion of MPs’ co ... Read more

    ​Review of IPSA’s Publication Scheme Consultation

    Published on 18/03/2014 10:19

    As part of its regular cycle of reviews and consultations, IPSA is today launching a consultation on its publication scheme – considering the informat ... Read more

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    The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) was created by Parliament in the wake of the MPs’ expenses scandal. IPSA was given the remit and powers to introduce independent regulation of MPs’ business costs and expenses and, subsequently, pay and pensions.
      
    Our approach and rules are a clean break from the old system of self regulation by MPs and the House of Commons. The new rules are fair to MPs and the public purse, workable and, crucially, transparent – anyone can go online and see what their MP has claimed for and what they are paid.

    IPSA is independent and in everything we do, we focus on our main duty: to serve the interests of the public.

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