Putting Great Back Into Britain_
Bill Etheridge MEP receives an annual salary for being an MEP as well as a monthly allowance for general expenditure. Due to fluctuating exchange rates this changes on a monthly basis but the information below summaries the use of the allowance. However, if the monthly allowance is not sufficient Bill Etheridge utilises his some of his own income to supplement the gap once tax has been paid on his earnings. 
 
When his European office was first established Bill had to use his part of his own personal income to establish the office.  
 
July 2016 - December 2016  
 
General Expenditure Allowance 
 
This allowance covers the cost of carrying out the duties of an MEP not covered by other allowances, including running an office and associated expenditure. All costs incurred meet the published Parliamentary rules. 
 
Office management and running costs £4800.88 
Office equipment £309.94 
Communication costs £2621.09 
Stationery , periodicals, subscriptions £311.00 
Travel and related costs £0,00 
Representation, meetings and briefings £0.00 
Total £8042.91 
 
Travel to and from Parliament (Brussels and Strasbourg) 
 
Number of return journeys 13 
 
Daily Subsistence Allowance 
A fixed allowance is paid for days attended at the parliament to cover the cost of hotels, meals and any other incidental costs 
 
Number of days 50.5 
 
 
January 2016 - June 2016 
General Expenditure Allowance 
 
This allowance covers the cost of carrying out the duties of an MEP not covered by other allowances, including running an office and associated expenditure. All costs incurred meet the published Parliamentaty rules. 
 
Office management and running costs £6,603.00 
Office equipment £0.00 
Communication costs £989.00 
Stationery , periodicals, subscriptions £2,005.00 
Travel and related costs £0.00 
Representation, meetings and briefings £1,597.00 
Total £11,194.00 
 
Travel to and from Parliament (Brussels and Strasbourg) 
 
Number of return journeys 17 
 
Daily Subsistence Allowance 
 
A fixed allowance is paid for days attended at the parliament to cover the cost of hotels, meals and any other incidental costs 
 
Number of days 63 
 
July 2015 - December 2015 
General Expenditure Allowance 
 
This allowance covers the cost of carrying out the duties of an MEP not covered by other allowances, including running an office and associated expenditure. All costs incurred meet the published Parliamentaty rules. 
 
Office management and running costs £8,675.73 
Office equipment £0.00 
Communication costs £577.64 
Stationery , periodicals, subscriptions £1,717.13 
Travel and related costs £0.00 
Representation, meetings and briefings £1,296.00 
Total £12,266.50 
 
Travel to and from Parliament (Brussels and Strasbourg) 
 
Number of return journeys 15 
 
Daily Subsistence Allowance 
A fixed allowance is paid for days attended at the parliament to cover the cost of hotels, meals and any other incidental costs 
 
Number of days 60.5 
 
 
January 2015 - June 2015  
General Expenditure Allowance (Latest Transparency report 2015) 
This allowance covers the cost of carrying out the duties of an MEP not covered by other allowances, including running an office and associated expenditure. All costs incurred meet the published Parliamentary rules. 
 
Office management and running costs £11,662.94 
Office equipment £1,644.77 
Communication costs £2,163.42 
Stationery , periodicals, subscriptions £1,266.31 
Travel and related costs £0.00 
Representation, meetings and briefings £889.10 
Total £17,626.54 
 
Travel to and from Parliament (Brussels and Strasbourg) 
 
Number of return journeys 9 
 
Daily Subsistence Allowance 
A fixed allowance is paid for days attended at the parliament to cover the cost of hotels, meals and any other incidental costs 
 
Number of days 26