MPs are moaning about IPSA. I can see why. I have a better idea; it is fair, and based on the private sector model, which works.
This is how it operates.
MPs do work, and in the course of their work they have to buy stuff. Being good MPs, they have credit cards because they are worthy. Most things can be bought using these credit cards.
When they buy things, they put on a form, electronically, what they bought and why they think they should have it paid for by the firm.
If the expense is small, like a stamp, for instance, or perhaps a phone call, it is ratified by a couple of their immediate bosses, these being the people who voted for them. So if it is less than (say) £1, only half a dozen people need do this.
If it is a significant expense, say £10, then perhaps twenty people need to vote for it.
If it is a HUGE expense, say £100, then perhaps a hundred or so constituents need to decide that it is justifiable.
In the case of stupid claims, say for a duck house, removal of wisteria, coffee in a place such as Starbucks, or Christmas cards, MPs would have to find a load of people who were either certifiably insane or very misguided, which would be unlikely so, sadly, they would have to pay out of their own pockets, much like the rest of us do.
I have spent quite a lot of time working out this new system which I believe to be right and proper, fair, and just.
I hope you like it.