Public furious as House of Lords expenses soar by almost a third to £23 million

The House of Lords are facing criticism after their expenses bill soared by a third last year, being worth more than the average British worker’s salary.

The Lords expenses and daily attendance allowance claims soared to £23m in the year to March 2019, an increase of 29 per cent on the previous year, according to the Sunday Times.

The average tax-free bill was £30,827, which is higher than the median salary of an ordinary British worker, while 31 members of the Lords claimed more than the take-home pay of an MP.

Peers are also set to receive an above average pay rise of 3.1 percent, this takes their daily amount for attending work to £323.

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