Members' Expenses - Constituency Office Expenses 2016-2017

Figures for April 2016 - March 2017 (Post May 2016 election)

Name Constituency Office Operating Expenses Rent and Rates Establishment Expenses Total Expenditure
         
Agnew, Steven £2,197.97 £6,220.02 £1,181.00 £9,598.99
Aiken, Steve £4,309.14 £6,841.81 £1,998.53 £13,149.48
Allen, Andy £4,425.80 £8,787.43 £766.78 £13,980.01
Allister, Jim £2,994.19 £10,695.74 £1,825.00 £15,514.93
Anderson, Sydney £633.30 £3,387.79 £1,683.99 £5,705.08
Archibald, Caoimhe £2,961.92 £4,843.71 £0.00 £7,805.63
Armstrong, Kellie £4,202.05 £7,162.34 £1,979.20 £13,343.59
Attwood, Alex £2,884.06 £7,931.49 £0.00 £10,815.55
Bailey, Clare £2,142.93 £5,949.97 £1,650.87 £9,743.77
Barton, Rosemary £2,089.43 £4,550.00 £411.00 £7,050.43
Beattie, Doug £4,346.77 £6,805.31 £1,522.52 £12,674.60
Beggs, Roy £2,846.58 £6,802.86 £264.00 £9,913.44
Bell, Jonathan £4,043.81 £8,277.85 £0.00 £12,321.66
Boylan, Cathal £991.02 £7,406.45 £0.00 £8,397.47
Boyle, Michaela £4,425.80 £0.00 £1,422.00 £5,847.80
Bradley, Maurice £3,497.32 £5,250.04 £1,422.00 £10,169.36
Bradley, Paula £1,222.78 £0.00 £0.00 £1,222.78
Bradley, Sinead £4,257.00 £5,687.28 £1,980.40 £11,924.68
Bradshaw, Paula £4,346.77 £5,525.24 £1,758.78 £11,630.79
Buchanan, Keith £4,199.22 £6,345.00 £1,939.01 £12,483.23
Buchanan, Thomas £4,425.80 £9,404.84 £565.00 £14,395.64
Buckley, Jonathan £50.00 £0.00 £0.00 £50.00
Bunting, Joanne £3,864.51 £4,780.17 £2,000.00 £10,644.68
Butler, Robbie £3,253.79 £6,996.56 £2,000.00 £12,250.35
Cameron, Pam £3,445.62 £8,447.15 £981.00 £12,873.77
Carroll, Gerry £4,346.77 £7,933.30 £1,979.94 £14,260.01
Catney,Pat £9.22 £0.00 £0.00 £9.22
Chambers, Alan £190.17 £8,355.92 £528.00 £9,074.09
Clarke, Trevor £2,733.97 £4,853.00 £595.00 £8,181.97
Dallat, John £104.41 £321.77 £0.00 £426.18
Dickson, Stewart £4,242.09 £10,751.35 £264.00 £15,257.44
Dillon, Linda £2,462.46 £3,353.00 £0.00 £5,815.46
Dobson, Jo-Anne £3,516.42 £9,676.43 £876.00 £14,068.85
Dolan, Jemma £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
Douglas, Sammy £1,566.72 £3,538.27 £2,000.00 £7,104.99
Dunne, Gordon £4,425.80 £10,748.37 £768.00 £15,942.17
Durkan, Mark H £4,075.87 £6,126.93 £235.20 £10,438.00
Easton, Alex £4,425.64 £8,014.17 £518.40 £12,958.21
Eastwood, Colum £4,422.01 £0.00 £0.00 £4,422.01
Ennis, Sinead £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
Farry, Stephen £4,425.80 £7,026.59 £0.00 £11,452.39
Fearon, Megan £4,425.80 £10,336.47 £0.00 £14,762.27
Flynn, Orlaithi £519.44 £594.08 £0.00 £1,113.52
Ford, David £2,530.08 £9,454.43 £785.00 £12,769.51
Foster, Arlene £4,149.02 £10,748.33 £218.40 £15,115.75
Frew, Paul £3,872.83 £0.00 £0.00 £3,872.83
Gildernew, Michelle £4,346.77 £0.00 £0.00 £4,346.77
Girvan, Paul £3,095.16 £10,212.58 £891.56 £14,199.30
Givan, Paul £3,044.63 £4,200.00 £0.00 £7,244.63
Hale, Brenda £3,692.68 £4,910.35 £906.00 £9,509.03
Hamilton, Simon £1,525.24 £6,901.78 £0.00 £8,427.02
Hanna, Claire £2,487.58 £0.00 £0.00 £2,487.58
Hazzard, Chris £3,316.04 £6,376.32 £0.00 £9,692.36
Hilditch, David £3,117.85 £9,916.66 £1,753.38 £14,787.89
Humphrey, William £4,307.72 £9,731.08 £0.00 £14,038.80
Hussey, Ross £3,530.11 £8,477.14 £864.00 £12,871.25
Irwin, William £3,632.71 £8,896.11 £0.00 £12,528.82
Kearney, Declan £2,428.95 £6,398.58 £0.00 £8,827.53
Kelly, Delores £193.50 £0.00 £0.00 £193.50
Kelly, Gerry £3,311.73 £5,258.06 £773.00 £9,342.79
Kennedy, Danny £4,041.06 £6,647.37 £2,000.00 £12,688.43
Little Pengelly, Emma £3,751.29 £9,820.69 £0.00 £13,571.98
Lockhart, Carla £4,346.77 £9,194.88 £1,900.00 £15,441.65
Logan, Phillip £3,654.03 £7,994.37 £1,949.75 £13,598.15
Long, Naomi £3,881.46 £7,183.14 £1,483.98 £12,548.58
Lunn, Trevor £4,425.80 £8,331.61 £414.00 £13,171.41
Lynch, Sean £2,241.70 £9,116.08 £0.00 £11,357.78
Lyons, Gordon £4,425.80 £4,281.87 £0.00 £8,707.67
Lyttle, Chris £4,402.48 £7,347.57 £960.00 £12,710.05
Mallon, Nichola £4,006.90 £4,604.13 £2,000.00 £10,611.03
Maskey, Alex £4,421.11 £0.00 £0.00 £4,421.11
McAleer, Declan £1,448.84 £0.00 £0.00 £1,448.84
McCallion, Elisha £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
McCann, Eamonn £3,667.23 £7,328.68 £2,000.00 £12,995.91
McCann, Fra £4,163.27 £0.00 £0.00 £4,163.27
McCann, Jennifer £2,871.50 £4,890.83 £522.00 £8,284.33
McCartney, Raymond £4,301.72 £7,587.09 £0.00 £11,888.81
McCausland, Nelson £4,043.81 £0.00 £0.00 £4,043.81
McCrossan, Daniel £4,425.80 £9,176.34 £1,141.40 £14,743.54
McElduff, Barry £1,983.50 £0.00 £0.00 £1,983.50
McGlone, Patsy £4,425.80 £5,399.91 £0.00 £9,825.71
McGrath, Colin £4,346.77 £7,493.39 £2,000.00 £13,840.16
McGuigan, Philip £2,885.00 £4,559.65 £1,890.25 £9,334.90
McGuinness, Martin £2,658.52 £6,051.61 £0.00 £8,710.13
McIlveen, Michelle £2,036.54 £6,901.78 £0.00 £8,938.32
McKay, Daithi £680.09 £0.00 £0.00 £680.09
McKee, Harold £3,957.14 £5,712.37 £1,905.02 £11,574.53
McMullan, Oliver £3,631.13 £3,969.60 £0.00 £7,600.73
McNulty, Justin £4,033.02 £8,400.00 £1,044.00 £13,477.02
McPhillips, Richie £2,793.31 £3,990.42 £987.55 £7,771.28
McQuillan, Adrian £3,816.15 £6,280.38 £569.78 £10,666.31
Middleton, Garry £3,430.86 £7,338.53 £1,820.20 £12,589.59
Milne, Ian £4,254.77 £1,806.32 £0.00 £6,061.09
Morrow, Maurice £3,539.66 £8,058.05 £410.40 £12,008.11
Mullan, Gerry £3,964.78 £6,533.03 £306.00 £10,803.81
Murphy, Conor £472.18 £0.00 £0.00 £472.18
Nesbitt, Mike £4,256.15 £10,448.91 £576.00 £15,281.06
Newton, Robin £4,033.99 £3,523.18 £921.60 £8,478.77
Ni Chuilin, Caral £3,360.01 £5,258.06 £773.00 £9,391.07
Ó Muilleoir, Máirtín £4,408.54 £8,925.00 £0.00 £13,333.54
O'Dowd, John £3,228.02 £1,957.21 £0.00 £5,185.23
O'Neill, Michelle £2,482.63 £3,414.18 £0.00 £5,896.81
Overend, Sandra £4,043.81 £9,680.41 £0.00 £13,724.22
Palmer, Jenny £2,993.47 £5,968.58 £2,000.00 £10,962.05
Poots, Edwin £3,287.79 £4,200.00 £0.00 £7,487.79
Robinson, George £2,032.78 £4,291.77 £54.00 £6,378.55
Ross, Alastair £1,307.78 £5,758.04 £1,995.48 £9,061.30
Ruane, Caitriona £2,993.01 £7,650.33 £0.00 £10,643.34
Seeley, Catherine £1,310.16 £526.14 £0.00 £1,836.30
Sheehan, Pat £4,242.69 £0.00 £0.00 £4,242.69
Smith, Philip £3,575.40 £6,756.14 £1,575.93 £11,907.47
Stalford, Christopher £4,138.82 £3,984.11 £2,000.00 £10,122.93
Stewart, John £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
Storey, Mervyn £3,955.16 £8,498.05 £407.40 £12,860.61
Sugden, Claire £4,066.34 £7,433.12 £915.00 £12,414.46
Swann, Robin £4,122.67 £9,916.66 £942.00 £14,981.33
Weir, Peter £2,263.74 £10,238.96 £580.00 £13,082.70
Wells, Jim £3,830.80 £6,693.20 £0.00 £10,524.00
         
Total £367,896.32 £652,331.86 £79,351.70 £1,099,579.88

Constituency Office Expenses (COE) 2016 - 2017

As its name suggests, COE is generally used to allow a Member to provide a service to constituents through a constituency office. Items that can be claimed from COE include office rent and rates, office utilities (including heating and lighting and telephones), office cleaning, office equipment, office furniture and office consumables (excluding the cost of photocopiers, fax machines cameras, televisions, radios and computer equipment), office signage and insurance. COE cannot be claimed without valid proof of the actual expenses incurred.

The amount of COE available is £4,900per annum (pro rata) for Operating costs, £8,500 per annum (pro rata) for rent and £2,000 per mandate for Establishment Expenditure (which also includes costs of refurbishment of existing offices).   These are maximum amounts which must not be exceeded. Rates may also be claimed; however, payments are capped at 40% of rent expenses recovered in any one year.

The tax date of an invoice determines the financial year in which the expense may be claimed, irrespective of period covered by the invoice.

In the detailed analysis of COE, it should be noted that where a Member’s name is given as the “Supplier” the payment was made as a reimbursement to the Member for admissible expenditure incurred. If a Member shares an office with another Member all costs must be split equally and the member may only recover expenses which relate to that member

Members are permitted to use COE to purchase stationery, envelopes, toners, general office supplies, small office equipment etc. for use in their constituency offices and where these items have been purchased from the central Assembly Office Resources department the supplier will be “NI Assembly”.

Sundry expenditure of up to £100 per month may be claimed without receipts and is generally paid to the Member, however it may be paid directly to a member of support staff where the support staff has incurred the expenditure on behalf of the Member.  In all cases, the Member will sign a declaration stating that the expenditure has been occurred and is in accordance with the requirements of the Determination.

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