MPs will lose expense allowances for late night dinners and taxi rides after the general election, according to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA). The move is expected to anger ministers, who will be expected to pick up the bill.
It is part of a raft of changes to the expenses system set to be introduced as soon as the electoral dust settles.
An IPSA spokesman said: “We will implement the rule changes agreed in December 2013, including removing hospitality claims and the late sitting food subsidy. We have tightened the rules on taxis and hotels after late sittings of the House.”
“We will no longer allow claims, under the accommodation rules, for TV licenses and home contents insurance.”