MSPs expenses information for 2017/18 published online


Latest details of all MSPs parliamentary expenses are published on the web today. Quarter 4’s expenses from the financial year 2017/18 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.

The end year total for the 2017/18 financial year is £16,159,707. This is an increase of £327,611 or 2.07% on 2016/17’s total.

This is a below inflation rise across the last financial year. (Note: As at March 2018, CPI had risen by 2.5% over the previous 12 months).

A Scottish Parliament spokesperson said:

"The cost of expenses incurred in carrying out parliamentary duties rose by less than the rate of inflation last year.”

Background information

Search function:

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

2017/18 briefing document:

A briefing document setting out expenditure details as a whole for 2017/18 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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