MPs Salary

Featured
BASC logo
BASC expels member for wildlife crime and firearms offences

BASC, the UK’s largest shooting and conservation organisation, has expelled for life a member convicted of wildlife crime and firearms offences. Expulsion from BASC involves the loss of shooting insurance, on which the ability to shoot may depend, and other benefits of membership. The member from Nottinghamshire pleaded guilty to unlawfully trapping and beating to… Read more »

Featured
BASC logo
New Natural History GCSE will ‘engage and inspire’ young people, says BASC

BASC has said a new Natural History GCSE will help support the decision makers of the future steer the natural world for years to come. The new GCSE – which is set to launch in September 2025 – has the potential to engage thousands of schoolchildren each year by tackling topics such as conservation, sustainability, species interactions, climate change and… Read more »

Latest articles

News
Wait is finally over for expenses reforms
Kelly’s expenses reforms published – and accepted

By politics.co.uk staff Sir Christopher Kelly’s long-awaited review of expenses was published earlier today – and immediately accepted in full by party leaders. Mortgage interest payments are to be scrapped. MPs will be banned from sitting both in Westminster and devolved legislatures. The communications allowance is to be scrapped. Resettlement grants will only be given… Read more »

News
Some MPs put up more of a fight against Legg than others
New Legg letters to raise the stakes

By politics.co.uk staff MPs could be forced to repay mortgage interest claims worth tens of thousands of pounds in the next stage of expenses auditor Sir Thomas Legg’s scrutiny. Yesterday the deadline for MPs to respond to Sir Thomas’ initial expenses letters passed, moving MPs’ attempts to avoid having to repay previous claims into a… Read more »