This is how much each Birmingham MP cost the taxpayer in 2020-21

New figures show how much each MP cost the taxpayer

New figures have revealed how much each Birmingham MP cost the taxpayer last year.

Figures from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority show all UK MPs’ business costs for 2020-21.

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The total costs of British MPs last year rose by 4%, to £132.5 million, with almost £300,000 going on hotel claims for just 49 members.

Business costs are essential costs incurred by MPs while carrying out their parliamentary duties including staffing, office costs and travel.

MPs cannot claim for personal costs, such as food and drink, during their normal working day, and all claims must be compliant with (Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority) IPSA rules and accompanied by evidence.

IPSA’s chairman, Richard Lloyd, said compliance with the rules was at 99.7% last year.

The Minister of State for Crime and Policing Kit Malthouse - MP for North West Hampshire - was the most expensive MP attending the Cabinet in 2020-21, with total costs of £244,312.

This was compared to £178,406 for Prime Minister Boris Johnson and £168,109 for Sir Keir Starmer.

We’ve taken a look at how much each Birmingham MP cost the taxpayer last year.

Khalid Mahmood

Khalid Mahmood, Labour, Perry Barr

Birmingham Perry Barr MP Khalid Mahmood claimed more in business costs and expenses than most MPs in the UK last year, new figures reveal - costing the taxpayer around £260,00.

Figures show the Labour MP’s total business costs for the 2020-21 financial year were £259,888.98.

Mr Mahmood’s costs were up from £233,883.92 the year before, and were one of the highest of all members of parliament in the UK.

The average across the UK was £203,880.

Khalid Mahmood, who was elected in June 2001, spent £238,300 on office running costs in 2020-21, including £203,900 on staff wages and £34,400 on other office expenditures.

And he spent £20,600 of his accommodation budget (of £23,000), and a further £1,000 on travel and subsistence.

The IPSA figures also reveal the 177 individual claims made by Khalid Mahmood in 2020-21, with the most expensive single claim being for staff payroll – £177,400.18.

At the other end of the scale, the smallest one-off expense the 60-year-old claimed was 75p for stationery and printing.

Khalid Mahmood’s five largest types of costs were:

1) Payroll – costing £177,400.18

2) Bought-in services – £31,981.56

3) Rent – £29,133.37

4) Equipment - purchase – £6,310.15

5) Utilities – £1,799.58

He also spent £1,191.39 on a working from home allowance.

Jess Phillips. (Photo by David Cheskin/Getty Images)

Jess Phillips, Labour, Yardley

Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips cost the taxpayer around £240,000 last year.

Figures show the Labour MP’s total business costs for the 2020-21 financial year were £240,091.75.

The MP’s costs were up from £197,747.19 the year before, and well above the average for all Members of Parliament, of £203,880.

Phillips, who was elected in May 2015, spent £211,000 on office running costs in 2020-21, including £175,900 on staff wages and £35,200 on other office expenditures.

And she spent £26,100 of her accommodation budget (of £33,900), and a further £3,000 on travel and subsistence.

The IPSA figures also reveal the 194 individual claims made by Jess Phillips in 2020-21, with the most expensive single claim being for staff payroll – £166,139.72.

At the other end of the scale, the smallest one-off expense the 40-year-old claimed was £5.99 for the contract and use of mobile phone.

Jess Phillips’s five largest types of costs were:

1) Payroll – costing £166,139.72

2) Rent – £32,366.04

3) Bought-in services – £11,460.00

4) Maintenance, Redecorations & Repairs – £6,014.02

5) Utilities – £3,066.12

She also spent £1,926.68 on a working from home allowance.

Shabana Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood

Shabana Mahmood, Labour, Ladywood

Birmingham Ladywood MP Shabana Mahmood cost the taxpayer around £229,000 last year.

Figures from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority show the Labour MP’s total business costs for the 2020-21 financial year were £228,556.18.

The MP’s costs were up from £201,431.9 the year before, and well above the average for all Members of Parliament, of £203,880.

National campaign co-ordinator Shabana Mahmood, who was elected in May 2010, spent £208,200 on office running costs in 2020-21, including £183,200 on staff wages and £24,900 on other office expenditures.

And she spent £19,200 of her accommodation budget (of £23,000), and a further £1,200 on travel and subsistence.

The IPSA figures also reveal the 206 individual claims made by Shabana Mahmood in 2020-21, with the most expensive single claim being for staff payroll – £141,208.29.

At the other end of the scale, the smallest one-off expense the 41-year-old claimed was 54p for the rental and usage of landline phone and internet. Additional information said this was for “Landline”.

Shabana Mahmood’s five largest types of costs were:

1) Payroll – costing £141,208.29

2) Bought-in services – £42,000.00

3) Rent – £23,943.37

4) Equipment - hire – £4,896.00

5) Equipment - purchase – £4,170.94

She also spent £1,481.42 on a working from home allowance.

The Labour MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill made four claims of £2 for the New York Times newspaper.

Liam Byrne, Labour, Hodge Hill

Birmingham Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne cost the taxpayer around £221,000 last year.

The figures how the Labour MP’s total business costs for the 2020-21 financial year were £221,338.21.

The MP’s costs were up from £216,472.63 the year before, and above the average for all Members of Parliament, of £203,880.

Mr Byrne, who was elected in July 2004, spent £195,300 on office running costs in 2020-21, including £167,800 on staff wages and £27,500 on other office expenditures.

And he spent £23,800 of his accommodation budget (of £27,000), and a further £2,200 on travel and subsistence.

The IPSA figures also reveal the 311 individual claims made by Liam Byrne in 2020-21, with the most expensive single claim being for staff payroll – £144,958.71.

At the other end of the scale, the smallest one-off expense the 51-year-old claimed was 40p for software and applications.

Liam Byrne’s five largest types of costs were:

1) Payroll – costing £144,958.71

2) Bought-in services – £22,890.00

3) Rent – £18,525.00

4) Utilities – £5,644.86

5) Equipment - purchase – £3,153.91

He also spent £1,525.32 on a working from home allowance.

Gary Sambrook MP

Gary Sambrook, Conservative, Northfield

Birmingham, Northfield MP Gary Sambrook cost the taxpayer around £206,000 in 2021.

Figures show the Conservative MP’s total business costs for the 2020-21 financial year were £206,475.88.

The MP’s costs were up from £33,169.42 the year before, and above the average for all Members of Parliament, of £203,880.

Mr Sambrook, who was elected in December 2019, spent £179,700 on office running costs in 2020-21, including £153,900 on staff wages and £25,800 on other office expenditures.

And he spent £23,000 of his accommodation budget (of £23,000), and a further £3,800 on travel and subsistence.

The IPSA figures also reveal the 124 individual claims made by Gary Sambrook in 2020-21, with the most expensive single claim being for staff payroll – £150,520.68.

At the other end of the scale, the smallest one-off expense he claimed was £13.37 for stationery and printing.

Gary Sambrook’s five largest types of costs were:

1) Payroll – costing £150,520.68

2) Rent – £26,950.00

3) Advertising and contact cards – £4,827.15

4) Pooled Staffing Services – £3,049.00

5) Mileage - car – £3,040.20

He also spent £1,795.01 on a working from home allowance.

Edgbaston MP Preet Kaur Gill

Preet Gill, Labour, Edgbaston

Birmingham Edgbaston MP Preet Gill cost the taxpayer around £204,000 last year.

Figures from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority show the Labour MP’s total business costs for the 2020-21 financial year were £204,343.96.

The MP’s costs were down from £214,263.21 the year before, and on a par with the average for all Members of Parliament, of £203,880.

Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Preet Gill, who was elected in June 2017, spent £168,400 on office running costs in 2020-21, including £143,500 on staff wages and £24,900 on other office expenditures.

And she spent all of her accommodation budget (£33,900), and a further £2,000 on travel and subsistence.

The IPSA figures also reveal the 121 individual claims made by Preet Gill in 2020-21, with the most expensive single claim being for staff payroll – £143,474.45.

At the other end of the scale, the smallest one-off expense she claimed was 62p for stationery and printing.

Preet Gill’s five largest types of costs were:

1) Payroll – costing £143,474.45

2) Rent – £37,325.00

3) Bought-in services – £4,479.10

4) Pooled Staffing Services – £3,600.00

5) Council tax – £2,169.04

She also spent £1,679.74 on a working from home allowance.

Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield Andrew Mitchell registered £363,971 through a number of consultancy roles with businesses all over the world. Mitchell earns £50,000 with the venture capital and private equity firm Kingsley Capital Partners, for 16 hours a month, alongside six other roles as a consultant or advisor.

Andrew Mitchell, Conservative, Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell cost the taxpayer around £181,000 last year, new figures reveal.

Figures from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority show the Conservative MP’s total business costs for the 2020-21 financial year were £181,275.13.

The MP’s costs were down from £196,471.96 the year before, and well below the average for all Members of Parliament, of £203,880.

Mr Mitchell, who was elected in June 2001, spent £170,700 on office running costs in 2020-21, including £145,500 on staff wages and £25,200 on other office expenditures.

And he spent £3,600 of his accommodation budget (of £5,400), and a further £3,600 on travel and subsistence.

The IPSA figures also reveal the 156 individual claims made by Andrew Mitchell in 2020-21, with the most expensive single claim being for staff payroll – £142,430.16.

At the other end of the scale, the smallest one-off expense the 65-year-old claimed was 40p for service charge and ground rent.

Andrew Mitchell’s five largest types of costs were:

1) Payroll – costing £145,844.16

2) Rent – £13,050.00

3) Stationery & printing – £3,806.26

4) Mileage - car – £3,216.15

5) Pooled Staffing Services – £3,047.00

He also spent £1,019.1 on a working from home allowance.

Selly Oak MP Stephen McCabe

Stephen McCane, Labour Selly Oak

Birmingham, Selly Oak MP Stephen McCabe cost the taxpayer around £172,000 last year, new figures reveal.

Figures from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority show the Labour MP’s total business costs for the 2020-21 financial year were £172,262.19.

The MP’s costs were up from £154,185.79 the year before, but well below the average for all Members of Parliament, of £203,880.

Mr McCabe, who was elected in May 1997, spent £166,400 on office running costs in 2020-21, including £139,400 on staff wages and £26,900 on other office expenditures.

And he spent £3,200 of his accommodation budget (of £5,400), and a further £2,700 on travel and subsistence.

Figures reveal the 177 individual claims made by Stephen McCabe in 2020-21, with the most expensive single claim being for staff payroll – £137,427.77.

At the other end of the scale, the smallest one-off expense the 66-year-old claimed was £1.08 for car mileage.

Stephen McCabe’s five largest types of costs were:

1) Payroll – costing £137,427.77

2) Bought-in services – £8,303.70

3) Rent – £6,050.00

4) Equipment - hire – £2,436.00

5) Rail – £2,332.60

He also spent £1,828.65 on a working from home allowance.

Labour MP for Birmingham, Hall Green, Tahir Ali has worked a total of 1586.5 hours, averaging 18.3 hours per week. Tahir Ali is also an elected councillor in Birmingham and has spent some time working as a British Gas engineer.

Tahir Ali, Labour, Hall Green

Birmingham, Hall Green MP Tahir Ali cost the taxpayer around £143,000 last year, new figures reveal.

Figures from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority show the Labour MP’s total business costs for the 2020-21 financial year were £142,948.77.

The MP’s costs were up from £17,139.32 the year before, but well below the average for all Members of Parliament, of £203,880.

Mr Ali, who was elected in December 2019, spent £142,000 on office running costs in 2020-21, including £101,900 on staff wages and £40,100 on other office expenditures.

And he incurred no accommodation costs during this time, but spent £900 on travel and subsistence.

The IPSA figures also reveal the 43 individual claims made by Tahir Ali in 2020-21, with the most expensive single claim being for staff payroll – £101,856.61.

At the other end of the scale, the smallest one-off expense he claimed was £10.00 for congestion charge and toll.

Tahir Ali’s five largest types of costs were:

1) Payroll – costing £101,856.61

2) Equipment - purchase – £12,230.02

3) Rent – £9,600.00

4) Stationery & printing – £3,066.48

5) Mobile telephone - equipment purchase – £1,198.00

He also spent £1,051.84 on a working from home allowance.

The costs for Erdington (Labour) were not included as the seat is now vacant due to the sad death of Jack Dromey.

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