Chris Grayling.

An Attack on Disability Claimants: Scroungers? He should know.

Expenses claims

Between 2001 and 2009,[4] Grayling claimed for a flat in Pimlico, close to the House of Commons, despite having a constituency home less than 17 miles away[5] and owning two buy to let properties in Wimbledon.[6] Grayling claimed over £100,000 for the flat between 2001 and 2007.[7] The Daily Mirror reported that Grayling would benefit from the increase in the price of the flat, at least £100,000.[7] Grayling says he uses the flat when “working very late” because he needs to “work very erratic and late hours most days when the House of Commons is sitting.”[8]

During the Parliamentary expenses scandalThe Daily Telegraph reported that Grayling refitted and redecorated the flat in 2005 at a cost of thousands of pounds. The newspaper alleged Grayling “spread the cost over two years” by submitting receipts in both 2005-06 and 2006–07, avoiding the upper limit for expense claims.[5] Grayling said that both the water and electrical systems failed “leaving the place needing a major overhaul”.[6]

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