Since Dave and I started running Bronco over 6 years ago we have always been careful what expenses we have claimed back from the company, and we always make sure that we only claim for items that are needed for the business.
I am so shocked though recently as more information gets revealed about what the MP’s have been doing with their expenses claims. How on earth do such receipts get passed through an accounts department and signed off as ok? Its a total sham and I am glad to see that MP’s are stepping down after their total dishonesty and having to repay the money. I just hope that whichever “committee” is overseeing it makes sure that every last dishonest penny gets repaid. In the REAL world managers or directors wouldn’t be able to put expenses in for random items that are clearly nothing to do with work, so how come the MP’s have been allowed to get away with it, and even senior well respected politicians? I have just found that David Curry, our MP for Skipton and Ripon claimed £131,899 in expenses for the 2007/8 period, and that was on top of his big salary.
I have never been heavily into politics as I think they are too distanced from the REAL world to be able to make good decisions, and as a member of the general public we will always be under their ruling whoever gets into power with very little say. The recent events with their total dishonesty about their expenses, like claiming for mortgage payments when there is no mortgage on the property and things like duck houses, has made me wonder what will happen come the next general election. People were wanting to vote Labour out .. but do we really want the Conservatives in either?
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