Up until now, current and former officials of the Parliamentary Fees Office have not spoken out about the troughgate scandal engulfing Westminster.(Notice how the media refer to them as 'officials' rather than employees or civil servants.)
The former head of the fees office has now spoken out and has made a very valid point.
MP's allowances and expenses should have been cut when the number of hours in Parliament were cut.
In the real world, your terms and conditions of employment centre around how many hours you are contracted for. Any perks or benefits you receive are 'pro-rata'. The same thing should apply to the 646.
They should clock in and out and receive any genuine expense claims after the pro-rata calculation has been applied.