MSPs expenses information for 2020/21 published online


Latest details of all MSPs parliamentary expenses are published on the web today.  Quarter 4’s expenses from the financial year 2020/21 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 financial year 2020/21 is £17.289 million, which is an increase of £0.301 million or 1.8% on the previous year’s corresponding figure of £16.987 million.

Background information

Search function:

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

Scottish Parliament MSP Allowances Search

2020/21 briefing document:

A briefing document setting out expenditure details as a whole for 2020/21 can be found here: 

Members' expenditure 2020/21 (

MSPs expenses scheme

More information on the Expenses Scheme is available here:

Search MSP expenses | Scottish Parliament Website

MSP staff salary information

Staff costs for 2020/21 can be found here:


Postage and stationery

Postage and stationery costs for 2020/21 can be found 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:


Eric MacLeod



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