Independent Expert Panel

The Independent Expert Panel is a body of the British Houses of Parliament which determines the appropriate sanction for Members of Parliament in cases involving bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct referred to it by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards after investigation by the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme.[1] The Panel was established in 2020 in response to a report by Dame Laura Cox and replaced the Committee on Standards in this role.[2][3][4]

It is entirely independent from Parliament, and its members are not MPs.[1]

The IEP also adjudicates appeals made to it by respondents.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Independent Expert Panel". UK Parliament. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  2. ^ "MPs to transfer sanctions power to independent panel". GOV.UK. 19 June 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Dame Laura Cox: Inquiry into Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment in Parliament". Doughty Street Chambers. 15 October 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Statement on Dame Laura Cox's report into the Bullying and Harassment of House of Commons staff". UK Parliament. 15 October 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2021.