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2011 Transparency

Nikki Megaphone

General Expenditure from 1 January to 31 December 2011
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) £23,152.73
• The cost of purchasing or renting office equipment £966.12
• Telephone, including mobile telephone, and postal charges £29,409.02
• The cost of purchasing office supplies and stationery £3,196.77
• The cost of purchasing books, periodicals and newspapers £290.73
• The cost of using public data consultation networks £35.00
• The expenses involved in equipping Members with communications equipment and maintaining that equipment, for example the purchase or rental of a telephone, a fax machine, a computer, a modem or communications card, a printer, other IT equipment, computer peripherals and software packages £3,318.42
• The cost of a subscription to the Internet and to databases £545.15
• Representation activities £22,176.86
• Hotel bills and other related expenses incurred in travelling in a Member’s Member State of election £3,887.07

Total General Expenditure from 1 January to 31 December 2011: £86,977.87
These figures are subject to checks by the auditors.






2011 Nikki Sinclaire MEP Office/Working Account

Accountants Report available click here

Funds received

Received from the EU for General Expenditure (Art 28) £45,050.40
Received from MEP Account (NS Brussels) £19,311.62
Received from Nikki Sinclaire (personel account) £38,190.50
Petty Cash received from NS £2,639.99

Funds spent

In accordance of Art 28 EU (click here to see accountants report) £86,977.87
Promotional costs £3,426.00
Other and personal costs £12,148.65
Petty cash is included where relevant in the above amounts £2,639.99

Daily Subsistence Allowance 2011

A fixed allowance of €304 is paid for every day attended at the European Parliament to all MEP's.

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.
Political Assistant.
Communications Advisor.
Personal Assistant and Data Manager.
Assistant for National Media and Press.
Office Assistant.
Parliamentary Advisor.
Public Relations Advisors.
Paying Agents and Chartered Accountants.

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