My travel and accommodation expenses for March 2011 were as follows:

Hotels – I stayed 12 nights in hotels in London with a total cost of £934, average cost £78 per night compared to a limit of £130. This low average was due to using a loyalty offer for free nights.

Train fares – I made 5 return journeys from East Midlands Parkway to London with total cost of £388, average return journey cost of £78. The maximum claim per return  journey under the rules is £138. The journeys were all standard class.

Tube fares – £17

Car parking at East Midlands parkway station – £80

My mileage claim was £138 for 345 miles.

The full details of the claims will be published by IPSA in due course.