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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

Members' expenses

MSPs can claim money back for "expenses" (costs).  These must be costs from carrying out their duties in Parliament or helping their constituents.

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Allowances rates

Office cost provision

  • £20,300 (regional Members will be advised of their office cost provision on an individual basis)

Staff cost provision

  • £93,900

Edinburgh accommodation provision

  • full year £15,700
  • overnight limit £173

Overnight expenses

  • Greater London, Brussels, Strasbourg - £201
  • UK (excluding Greater London) - £173

Surgery advertising

  • £1,981

Telecommunications

  • £1,503

Mileage

  • motor mileage – 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles then 25p per mile
  • motorcycle – 24p per mile
  • pedal cycle – 20p per mile

Staff travel provision

  • 74 journeys

Party Leaders Allowance

  • party with 15 to 29 members – £16,900
  • party with 30+ members – £32,100

Winding up

  • £6,767