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Lord Taylor found guilty of expenses fraud – The Guardian

“Lord Taylor of Warwick today became the first peer to be convicted in connection with the parliamentary expenses investigation, when a jury found him guilty of dishonestly claiming £11,277 in allowances.”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2011

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Three peers suspended from Lords over expenses claims – BBC News

“Three peers have been suspended from the Lords for wrongly claiming expenses totalling tens of thousands of pounds.”

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BBC News, 21st October 2010

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House of Lords suspends three from parliament in expenses clampdown – The Guardian

“Three peers were today suspended from parliament – the toughest punishment enacted in the House of Lords in modern times – after an inquiry found that each had broken expenses rules to wrongly claim tens of thousands of pounds.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

House of Lords transformation plans leaked – The Guardian

“The House of Lords should become a second chamber where just two-thirds of members are elected until fresh primary legislation in 10 years’ time decides whether all peers should be elected, according to a document drawn up by the government.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lords watchdog to investigate peer’s expenses – The Guardian

“A House of Lords standards watchdog is to look into a complaint over the expenses of former Labour chairman Lord Clarke of Hampstead, it was announced today.”

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The Guardian, 9th February 2010

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Tories evasive over Ashcroft tax status, says watchdog – The Guardian

“The Conservative leadership is today accused of being ‘evasive and obfuscatory’ over the tax status of Lord Ashcroft, the party’s deputy chairman and biggest donor, in a ruling by the information commissioner that sharply criticises the secrecy over where he is resident for tax purposes.”

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The Guardian, 1st February 2010

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Peers to be forced by law to pay taxes in the UK – or quit Parliament by Autumn – Daily Telegraph

“All peers will have to relinquish their ‘non-domiciled’ tax status and become UK taxpayers if they want to remain in Parliament, under a new Government law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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