MSPs expenses information for 2018/19 published online


Latest details of all MSPs parliamentary expenses are published on the web today. Quarter 4’s expenses from the financial year 2018/19 are now available online via the Parliament’s searchable database facility.

A briefing paper setting out end year total expenditure figures is also published today. 

In 2018-19 the total costs reimbursed to or paid on behalf of Members, or borne by the SPCB on behalf of Members, was £16.80 million - an increase of 3.98 per cent on the previous year.

This represents the total cost for carrying out parliamentary duties, employing staff and the running of a local office.

A Scottish Parliament spokesperson said:

“Details of all MSPs expenses are published on the Parliament’s searchable database and in an open data format.”

Search function:

Details of all MSPs expenses claims can be viewed on the Parliament’s searchable database.

2018/19 briefing document:

A briefing document setting out expenditure details as a whole for 2018/19 can be found here. 

This includes: year on year total figures for expenses and examples of the pay scales and job roles in MSPs offices.

Staff cost provision by each Member
The total staff cost incurred by each Member in the last financial year is available here.

Stationery and Postage provision
The total stationery and postage cost incurred by each Member in the last financial year is available here.

MSPs expenses scheme
More information is available here.

Expenses in Open Data format
Quarterly expenses information is also published in an open data format that is machine-readable and enables the user to manage raw information and re-present in different ways.

The data sets can be accessed via our API or as a single downloadable item which is around 60-70MB in size.

Links to our Open Data pages:

Home page for Open Data.

Link to the Datasets we publish.

Use the ‘filter data sets’ drop down menu and click on Allowances

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