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

Hotels – I stayed 9 nights in hotels in London with a total cost of £565, average cost £63 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 2 return journeys and 1 single journey from East Midlands Parkway to London with total cost of £173, average return journey cost of £70. The maximum claim per return  journey under the rules is £138. The journeys were all standard class.

Tube fares – £10

Car parking at East Midlands parkway station – £45

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