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In full: MPs' 'John Lewis list'
Here is Parliament's Additional Costs Claims Guide - known as the "John Lewis List" - in full. It is used by House of Commons officials to determine whether an expenditure claim submitted by an MP is reasonable. MPs can claim items up to 23,000 per year.

Air conditioning unit - 299.99

Bed - 1,000.00

Bedside cabinet - 100.00

Bookcase/shelf - 200.00

Bookcase/cabinet - 500.00

Carpet - 35.00 per square metre

Carpet fitting - 6.50 per square metre

Coffee maker/machine - 100.00

Coffee table - 250.00

Dining armchairs (each) - 150.00

Dining chairs (each) - 90.00

Dining table - 600.00

Dishwasher - 375.00

Drawer chest (five) - 500.00

Dressing table - 500.00

Dry cleaning - both personal and household [items] are allowable within reasonable limits

Food mixer - 200.00

Freestanding mirror - 300.00

Fridge/freezer combi - 550.00

Gas cooker - 650.00

Hi-fi/stereo - 750.00

Installation of new bathroom - 6,335.00

Installation of new kitchen - 10,000.00

Lamp table - 200.00

Nest of tables - 200.00

Recordable DVD - 270.00

Rugs (each) - 300.00

Shredder - 50.00

Sideboard - 795.00

Suite of furniture - 2,000.00

Television set - 750.00

Tumble dryer - 250.00

Underlay (basic) - 6.99 per square metre

Wardrobe - 700.00

Washer dryer - 500.00

Washing machine - 350.00

Wooden flooring/carpets - 35.00 per square metre

Workstation - 150.00

Personal items not allowed - for example: hairdryers or hairstylers, shavers, toothbrushes, toiletries and bathrobes.

Any form of payment protection or illness cover is not claimable from ACA in relation to mortgage payments.

In order for a member to claim the mortgage interest against his ACA home, his/her name must appear on the mortgage.

Garden furniture such as patio sets, loungers and barbecues are not allowed.

Basic garden maintenance is allowed, but plants, shrubs, flowers, hanging baskets or other decorations etc are not.



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