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

Hotels – I stayed 9 nights in hotels in London with a total cost of £504, average cost £56 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 3 return journeys from East Midlands Parkway to London with total cost of £190, average return journey cost of £63. The maximum claim per return  journey under the rules is £138. The journeys were all standard class.

Tube fares – £11

Car parking at East Midlands parkway station – £60

My mileage claim was £104 for 261 miles.

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