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House of Lords expenses

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

Claims from April 2023

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

April 2023

May 2023

June 2023

July 2023

August 2023

September 2023

October 2023

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.

Claims from 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2023

Financial support for members explained

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 £171 or £342 (new rate from the 1st April 2023) or £166 or £332 (old rate up to 31st March 2023), 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.

Find out more about financial support for members

Investigations of complaints

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

Law Lords' expenses

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 and FAQs

House of Lords FAQs

The Lords Enquiry Service provides information on the role, work and membership of the House of Lords.

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

The telephone enquiry service is open from 10am - 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 10am - 4pm on Fridays. During recess, the hours are 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm Monday to Friday.