Transparency on the General Expenditure Allowance 

The general expenditure allowance granted to MEPs is intended to cover expenditure in the EU country where they were elected for items such as members’ office management costs, telephone and postal charges, and the purchase, operation and maintenance of IT equipment.

Members can publish on their MEP profile page on Parliament’s website a voluntary audit or confirmation that their use of the general expenditure allowance complies with the applicable rules of the Statute for Members and its implementing measures.

They are able to do so by using a confirmation form and uploading supporting documents. (See Rule 11 (2) of the Rules of Procedure.)

Find out more on the General Expenditure Allowance, salaries and gifts.