House of Lords expenses

Find out more about allowances and expenses claimed by House of Lords members, and the current financial support system.

View monthly details of daily attendance allowances and travel costs claims by House of Lords members for the last financial year:

A members’ financial support scheme was introduced on 1 October 2010. Read the explanatory notes for information on what expenses and allowances cover each financial year.

Most members do not receive a salary for their parliamentary duties but are eligible to receive allowances and, within certain limits, the travel expenses they incur in fulfilling their parliamentary duties.

Members who are not paid a salary may claim a flat rate attendance allowance of £150 or £300 for each sitting day they attend the House. This daily allowance replaces the separate overnight subsistence, day subsistence and office costs in the previous system. Entitlement is determined by attendance, not residence criteria.

Members who receive a ministerial or office holders' salary are not entitled to claim the allowances based on attendance.

The House of Lords Commissioner for Standards is responsible for investigating complaints about members of the Lords’ allowances claims.

Law Lords moved from the House of Lords to Supreme Court in October 2009. 2008/09 was the last full financial year where travel expense claims were managed by the House of Lords.

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