Friday, October 16, 2009

27 Members of UK Parliament under tax Investigation


LONDON (Reuters) - Tax officials are investigating the financial affairs of 27 MPs amid a continuing row over excessive expense claims, HM Revenue and Customs confirmed on Friday.

The Daily Telegraph said in its Saturday edition that the inquiries had been launched over concerns that MPs who had abused the expenses system may also have broken tax laws.

The paper said that MPs who had claimed for non-essential items and services could face a tax bill of up to 40 per cent on their value.