Former Conservative peer Lord Taylor of Warwick has been jailed for 12 months for falsely claiming £ 11,277 in parliamentary expenses. He claimed for travel between a home he used in Oxford and Westminster, as well for overnight stays in London.
Taylor listed his main residence as a home in Oxford, which was owned by his nephew, while he actually lived in a flat in Ealing, west London. He said he had made the false claims in lieu of a salary , and had been acting on colleagues’ advice.
[Note: In New Zealand Company directors who provide false residential addresses in their Annual Returns are more than likely to be making false travel expense claims in their tax returns.].
Jailing him, judge Mr Justice Saunders said the expenses scandal had left an indelible stain on Parliament .
Taylor was a former vice-president of the British Board of Film Classification serving from 1998 until 2000. He was appointed during moral times when the Government were keeping a close eye on BBFC presidential appointments….
Based on article: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-13599624
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