Election 2021

The final results of the election are now in.  Find out which MSPs have been elected and what happens next in Parliament.

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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

Regional Members will be advised on an individual basis

Office cost provision

  • full year £16,775 (returned constituency Member)
  • Year to 5 May 2021 - £1,976
  • from 6 May 2021 to 31 March 2022 - £14,799 (new members)

Members 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

  • full year - £13,392
  • from 6 May 2021 to 31 March 2022 - £12,108 (new and returned members)

This new provision does not come into force until 6 May 2021.

Members able to flex up to £5,000 from office costs provision to engagement provision.

Staff cost provision

  • from 6 May 2021 - £133,200
  • full year 2021/2022 - £129,682 (returned members)
  • from 1 April 2021 to 5 May 2021 - £9,254 (returned members part 1 of year)
  • from 6 May 2021 to 31 March 2022 - £120,428 (new members and returned members part 2 of year)
  • from 1 April 2021 to 4 May 2021 - £8,990 (members who are standing down)
  • from 1 April 2021 to 6 May 2021 - £9,619 (members not returned)

Edinburgh accommodation provision

  • full year £16,000 (returned members)
  • from 1 April 2021 to 5 May 2021 - £1534
  • from 6 May 2021 to 31 March 2022 - £14,466 (new members)
  • overnight limit £175

Overnight expenses

  • Greater London, Brussels, Strasbourg - £204
  • UK (excluding Greater London) - £175

Surgery advertising

  • From 1 April 2021 to 5 May 2021 - £193 (provision ceases after 5 May 2021)

Telecommunications

  • From 1 April 2021 to 5 May 2021 - £146 (provision ceases after 5 May 2021)

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 – £21,403
  • party with 30+ members – £40,653

Winding up

  • £7,258 (constituency Members) 

Regional Members will be advised on an individual basis