Hats off to Sir Ian Kennedy for putting forward a proposal to deal with the property spivs moonlighting as MPs. Sir Ian is head of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
According to the BBC report:
MPs should not keep profits made on the sale of taxpayer-funded second homes, says Parliament's new expenses chief. Sir Ian Kennedy told the Times profits should be "surrendered" - but it was up to HM Revenue and Customs to manage it. He also said the tax authorities should decide how far back to go when calculating profits.
I was worried this issue had been lost sight of completely as set out here.