MPs may sue over capital gains
MPs are threatening to sue the parliamentary regulator if they are forced to pay capital gains tax on their second homes.
The move affects MPs who continued to claim expenses for mortgage interest payments after the rules changed in 2010. One MP told the Mail on Sunday it was "outrageously unjust" for colleagues "to pay huge sums of money when the value of the home has barely recovered to what it was when they first bought it".
It has also emerged that MPs have been claiming expenses for hotel stays in London whilst continuing to own or rent out property in the capital. Figures from he Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority reveal that at least eight such MPs have submitted receipts for hotel stays since 2010.