THis approach would reduce the amount of pressure on tax payers and go to some way in helping reduce the budget. Even if 50% of MPs claim this allowance at an Average of £400:00 pcm a saving of 1.5 million pounds per annum would be made or 6 million over 4 yrs. This would also show that not just the public were sharing the pain and cutting their cloth but those that make the laws that affect us all. If the transportation expenses were refused well over another 6 million pounds over a 4 year period could be saved.
MPs are climing expenses for what is classed as and identified as by all in work as normal daily costs or expenditure to work therefore MPs should be in the same bracket. Remeber at the turnm of the 1900 MPs did not get paid for doing the job. They could always get another job nearer home.