Information on the Members' Expenses Scheme

Members' Expenses Scheme

The Members Expenses Scheme is the structure under which MSP's are reimbursed for expenses incurred in the carrying out of their Parliamentary and constituency duties.

Member's Expenses Scheme Guidance

Accompanying guidance on the Members Expenses Scheme

Party Leaders' Expenses Scheme

The purpose of the Party Leaders' Expenses Scheme allowance is to provide support to qualifying party leaders while carrying out the extra duties associated with that role.

Expenses Search User Guide

The Members Expenses Scheme sets a maximum limit on certain costs that Members can claim in any financial year.

Previous Schemes

Detail of the previous Members Expenses Scheme and Allowances Schemes.

Use of Parliamentary Resources & External Communications

The SPCB has a statutory responsibility to provide the property, staff and services required for the Parliament’s purposes. This document provides guidance on the SPCB’s policies on the use of parliamentary resources and external communications.

Financial Assistance to Non-Executive Groups

Section 97 of the Scotland Act 1998 provides for an Order in Council to allow the SPCB to provide assistance for opposition parties (link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga) by making payments to registered political parties in the Parliament