Returned MPs


This section contains guidance for MPs who are returned to Parliament at the election.

IPSA will continue to support you and your staff as normal.

If you have been elected in a different seat, please visit MPs standing in a different seat.

All guidance contained within the General Election section is subject to change.


Following re-election, provided you have taken the Oath your salary will be paid on the last working day of the month as usual.

From the day after Polling Day, you can claim your parliamentary costs as usual, within the Scheme rules.

Your budgets for the full financial year will remain unchanged.

You may find that after the election you wish to make some changes to your office.

We would urge you to read the guidance produced by the House of Commons Members’ HR Service on Office restructure before making any changes.

You may also want to speak to the Members’ HR Advice Service about this, who can be reached on 020 7219 2080 or

The House of Commons Members’ HR Service has produced a Best practice recruitment and selection guide to provide practical advice on efficient and effective recruitment practices.

If you have not already done so, if you used your office, office equipment or IT for campaigning activities you must either adjust your claims for rent and utilities or repay the appropriate amount for any rental payments which IPSA pays directly to your landlord.

If you used your IPSA-funded equipment for campaigning activities you must repay the set fee to IPSA no later than 30 days after polling day.

For more information, visit The dissolution period.

Please let IPSA know if any of your staff undertook campaigning activities during their normal working hours, so IPSA can make the necessary adjustments to claims and staff pay.

For more information, visit Booking annual leave and Recording sickness and unpaid leave.

We also advise you to record any TOIL or other leave a staff member takes in the event IPSA queries this at a later date.

You will be able to speak to an Account Manager as usual, by calling 020 7811 6400 or emailing, after the election.

We will be busier than usual immediately after the election so you may find our call wait times and response times are longer.

We will do our best to respond to you as quickly as possible.

If you have any concerns about our response times, please email us at

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