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:

 

Explanatory notes

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 of the Lords who are not paid a salary may claim a flat rate attendance allowance of £157 or £313 (new rate from the 1st April 2019), or £153 or £305 (old rate up to 31st March 2019), or may choose to make no claim 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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Lords enquiry service

Contact the House of Lords enquiry service with general questions about the Lords:

  • Telephone: 0800 223 0855 (Freephone) or 020 7219 3107
  • Email: hlinfo@parliament.uk
  • Text Relay: 18001 7219 3107