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Reports: UK lawmakers face ban on hiring family

Reports: UK lawmakers face ban on hiring family

British broadcasters BBC and Sky News say a report on lawmakers' expenses is going to recommend a ban on employing family members and claiming for mortgages on second homes.
Scandal erupted earlier this year when leaked data showed legislators submitted expense claims for everything from pornography to moat-cleaning.
Dozens of lawmakers _ including Prime Minister Gordon Brown _ were ordered to pay back money.
Some lawmakers manipulated allowance rules on second-home mortgages for profit. Under the reported new rules, lawmakers would only be able to claim for rented second homes.
A committee looking into reform is due to report next week. The BBC and Sky did not identify their sources Tuesday, and a spokeswoman for the committee would not comment.


Updated : 2021-01-26 10:06 GMT+08:00