By Jonathan Kalmus, November 11, 2010
Concern has been expressed that the BNP could syphon off thousands of pounds of European Union money to pay off its reported mounting debts.
Party leader Nick Griffin and his colleague Andrew Brons are entitled to a combined financial package worth around £600,000 a year because they are MEPs. It includes their annual MEP salaries and a general expenditure allowance to cover office costs, worth £86,000 for both MEPs.
But concern has been raised over the use of an allowance for an MEP's support staff being used to pay for BNP activities in the UK.