HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed the strangest excuses taxpayers have used for filing late tax returns.
Labour’s chief whip in the House of Lords will stand down in the New Year after questions were raised about his expenses claims.
A complaint has been made to police about Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson’s election expenses.
Campaigners have demanded reform of the House of Lords after revealing 33 “couch potato peers” who took part in less than a quarter of votes but claimed an average of £14,015 each in tax-free expenses last year.
Perth and Kinross Council is demanding payment from developers behind a rejected windfarm scheme.
Figures show more than £620,000 worth of expenses were imbursed to Dundee councillors over the 2016-17 financial year.
Perth and Kinross Council has more than tripled the amount it spends on hot drinks and biscuits for councillors and officials, new figures show.
The minister in charge of environment took a taxi for a journey of less than a mile on three occasions in Perth, the latest MSP expense returns have revealed.
A knighted Tory landowner charged taxpayers £163 for a night in a luxury hotel and £113 for a taxi ride to an airport, the latest MSPs' expenses returns have revealed.
Scottish MP Natalie McGarry is facing a second police probe into alleged financial discrepancies, it has emerged.