How are MEPs' Staff Paid?

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Most MEPs are assisted by a small number of staff who are paid by the European Parliament.

Staff based in Parliament are paid directly by Parliament. Staff based in the constituency are paid by Parliament via an independent accredited paying agent. In neither case is this money paid to an MEP, despite what the UK media sometimes like to pretend.

The total cost of all an MEP’s staff cannot come to more than €21,209 per month (about £16,830).

My staff are listed on the my team section. My paying agent for UK staff is Lewis & Co Chartered Accountants, a registered auditor based in London.