DN: Former FRP politician ran a company while receiving severance pay from the Norwegian parliament

Jan Arild EllingsenPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB

At the same time as he ran his own advisory company, the former Progress Party (FRP) parliamentary representative Jan Arild Ellingsen received severance pay from the Norwegian parliament (Storting), DN reports.

The Storting will investigate whether Ellingsen broke the rules for severance pay in 2017 and 2018. The newspaper Dagens Næringsliv writes that Ellingsen ran his own advisory company after the election. 

The former parliamentary representative stated that he was aware of the rules and that other income should be reported so that the correct reduction should be made.

Ellingsen told the newspaper that all necessary reporting to the Storting has been carried out and refused to answer further questions. 

Director of the Storting Marianne Andreassen said the Storting would review the case to see if regulations were followed. She added that Ellingsen has not reported anything about the consulting company in the severance pay period but that a reduction of NOK 35,550 was made throughout the period in line with the information about additional income.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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