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Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPA)

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.



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