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Thursday, 22 April 2010

MPs' expenses: Ian Austin tried to split the stamp duty on sunsets in Waterloo - Telegraph

MPs' expenses: Ian Austin tried to split the stamp duty on sunsets in Waterloo - Telegraph: "an Austin tried to split the stamp duty on sunsets in Waterloo"

Ian Austin

Ian Austin completed the purchase of the Waterloo flat on March 31 2006 but submitted claims for the stamp duty in two separate amounts: £6,770 on March 28 and £1,344 on April 3.

This allowed him to claim the majority of the money under his second home allowance for the financial year 2005-06. In total, he received £21,559 — £75 below the limit — that year.

His claim for the remaining £1,344 was turned down by the parliamentary fees office.


Quite why someone so stupid ends up as an MP. It's attempted fraud. There are far better ways of blagging it.

He should be prosecuted for giving blaggers a bad name

Lord Blagger

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