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2010 Transparency

Nikki Megaphone

General Expenditure from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2010
As specified in Article 28 of the EU regulations

• Office management and running costs, in particular rent and related charges (heating, lighting, insurance and cleaning) £19,540.49
• The cost of purchasing or renting office equipment £4,808.33
• Telephone, including mobile telephone, and postal charges £8,511.00
• The cost of purchasing office supplies and stationery £4,105.79
• The cost of purchasing books, periodicals and newspapers £339.84
• The cost of using public data consultation networks £45.00
• The expenses involved in equipping Members with communications equipment and maintaining that equipment, eg the purchase or rental of phone, fax, computer, modem or communications card, a printer, other IT equipment, computer peripherals and software packages £1,962.92.
• The cost of a subscription to the Internet and to databases £630.17
• Representation activities £33,865.29
• Hotel bills and other related expenses incurred in travelling in a Member’s Member State of election £2,321.51

Total General Expenditure from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2010: £76,130.34
These figures are subject to checks by the auditors.

MEPs data survey: Amount received and donated to Birmingham Childrens Hospital £86.93






2010 Nikki Sinclaire MEP Office/Working Account
Funds received
Received from the EU for General Expenditure (Art 28) £43,543
Received from MEP Account (NS Brussels) £13,665.24
Received from Nikki Sinclaire (personel account) £54,214.32
Petty Cash received from NS £3300

Funds spent
In accordance of Art 28 EU (click here to see accountants report) £70,055
Other £23,269.45
Personel to NS expenditure £2,976.90
Campaign costs £17,627.14
Petty cash is included where relevant in the above amounts

Staffing allowance

I am allowed approximately £205,000 a year (on the current exchange rate with the Euro) to be spent assisting me in my duties.

This allowance will be paid directly to chartered accountants in Birmingham who will pay my staff directly, deducting all relevant tax and National Insurance payments. At no time will I have access to a penny of this money.

Current appointments
Office Manager and Graphic Designer.
Regional Manager representing my interests in the West Midlands.
2 Political Assistants.
Personal Assistant and Data Manager.
Office Assistant.
Parliamentary Advisor.
Public Relations Advisor.
Communications Advisor.
Paying Agents and Chartered Accountants.

The Office of Nikki Sinclaire MEP. Tel: 0121 359 5933 / 0800 157 7916. Email: Twitter: @NSinclaireMEP