Insurance Age

IIB president comes under MP expense scrutiny

The MP for Ryedale is alleged to have spent £500 of taxpayers' money on pot plants and bushes for his garden at his south London home before selling up for a £280,000 profit.

The Telegraph also reports that the Institute of Insurance Brokers' president since its formation in 1998 spent more than £3500 on household goods and furnishings, including redecorating bills, a £399 flat screen television set and crockery from the Habitat store.

He also claimed for a box of matches worth 59p as well as two