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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

Start-up provision

  • £5,000 per constituency Member for first year following an election only (available up to 4 May 2022) 

Office-cost provision

  • £17,700

Members are able to flex up to £5,000 from engagement provision to office-cost provision.

Regional Members will be advised of their office-cost provision on an individual basis

Engagement provision

  • £14,500

Members are able to flex up to £5,000 from office-cost provision to engagement provision.

Staff cost provision

  • £139,200

Edinburgh accommodation provision

  • £17,300

Edinburgh accommodation provision: overnight rate

  • £189 (includes dinner, bed and breakfast)

Overnight UK (excluding Greater London)

  • £189 (includes dinner, bed and breakfast)

Overnight (Greater London and outside UK)

  • £220 (includes dinner, bed and breakfast)

Winding-up provision

  • £7,567

Regional Members will be advised on an individual basis.

Party leaders allowance: 30+ Members

  • £42,804

Party leaders allowance: 15 to 29 Members

  • £22,536

Motor mileage

  • 45p per mile for first 10,000 miles and 25p per mile thereafter

Motorcycle mileage

  • 24p

Pedal cycle mileage

  • 20p