It is important to keep the objectives of transparency and public scrutiny in mind when entering descriptions of claims.
You can add descriptions when making claims in IPSA Online.
Learn more about Making reimbursement claims, Getting reimbursed for travel, and Getting reimbursed for accommodation.
Using the Description field
All the information you enter in the Description field will be published, except for mileage claims.
You should use a description that will help your constituents and the public understand how the staffing and business costs you incurred related to your parliamentary functions.
Always describe the items or services purchased, along with further details or information that are necessary for providing context.
Remember IPSA will not be able to modify the content of this field once it has been submitted.
Using the Add information field
The content included in the Add information field is not published.
This is where you should add any details that are relevant for validators when they review your claim.
Make sure you specify the line number that your comment relates to.
Examples of how to use the Description field
The following description does not clarify the purpose of the cost for a member of the public:
This description helps constituents and the public understand the reasons why the cost was incurred: