Astoundingly, that's part of the point. Plus all the stuff about PEPs in the AML training I have to sit through every year.
They'll be paid by BACS transfers, just like all the other Directors, consultants, non-execs, advisors and whatnot swirling around the seats of power (note: not just Westminster. We haven't had the first major financial corruption scandal around the devolved Parliaments yet, AFAIK (don't think ash-for-cash counts) but it's in the post, sure as eggs is eggs. We all read Rotten Boroughs before skipping over to Funny Old World, right?