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House abolishes lump-sum phone reimbursement for MPs

Lawmakers to submit itemized expense reports

27 February, 18:12
House abolishes lump-sum phone reimbursement for MPs (ANSA) - Rome, February 27 - The office of House Speaker Laura Boldrini on Thursday ordered an end to the lump-sum reimbursement of telephone expenses for MPs. House lawmakers must now submit itemized expense reports in order to be reimbursed up to a maximum of 1,200 euros per year. The perk was one of many reviled by the majority of Italians, whose taxes pay for the most expensive parliament salaries in Europe.

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