George Osborne expenses scandal
In 2009, it emerged that Osborne
"flipped" his second home, changing
which property he designated as his
second home in order to pay less
capital gains tax.
The Lib Dems estimated he owed
£55,000 to the public purse as a result
of this. He had previously paid back
£1,193 on overpayments on his
mortgage and chauffeur fares after a complaint from a
Labour activist, and it also emerged that he had claimed
£47 for two copies of a DVD of his own speech on "value
for taxpayers' money".
Parliament's standards commissioner's report found that
although Mr Osborne had breached the rules the offence
was "unintended and relatively minor". Osborne had been
told at the time by the Fees Office that his claims would be
within the rules. ".