Daily Archives: May 10, 2009

Jim Pickard

In case you’re wondering – it had to happen sooner or later – it’s the turn of the Tories. Tonight will see the expenses spotlight fall on the shadow cabinet as the Telegraph publishes more expenses details.

One source tells me that Michael Gove, shadow education secretary, is already consulting his lawyers. Read more

Jim Pickard

Plenty of speculation around today that HM Revenue & Customs is looking into the curious way in which MPs can designate a property as their main home (with HMRC) and as a second home (with the Commons) at the same time.

This phenomenon – which means no need to pay stamp duty – has been reported on before in recent years. Hazel Blears is the latest MP to be caught doing it. Read more

Jim Pickard

Labour hurt as expenses scandal deepens Financial Times

Brown set for election wipeout Sunday TImes Read more