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Members' Expenses - Constituency Office Expenses 2018-2019

Figures for April 2018 - February 2019

Name Constituency Office Operating Expenses 1 Rent and Rates Establishment Expenses Total Expenditure
         
Agnew, Steven £2,467.81 £8,313.88 £0.00 £10,781.69
Aiken, Steve £3,304.74 £9,177.65 £0.00 £12,482.39
Allen, Andy £3,121.43 £10,263.20 £0.00 £13,384.63
Allister, Jim £2,506.30 £11,643.62 £0.00 £14,149.92
Armstrong, Kellie £2,429.01 £10,840.97 £0.00 £13,269.98
Bailey, Clare £3,279.15 £11,899.96 £0.00 £15,179.11
Barton, Rosemary £2,112.22 £10,920.00 £120.00 £13,152.22
Beattie, Doug £4,118.46 £7,870.05 £316.80 £12,305.31
Beggs, Roy £2,106.14 £8,679.28 £0.00 £10,785.42
Blair, John £1,750.47 £7,646.10 £570.00 £9,966.57
Boylan, Cathal £3,911.91 £11,480.00 £0.00 £15,391.91
Boyle, Michaela £3,113.86 £0.00 £0.00 £3,113.86
Bradley, Maurice £3,860.95 £7,000.04 £600.00 £11,460.99
Bradley, Paula £2,324.44 £10,199.96 £0.00 £12,524.40
Bradley, Sinead £3,377.25 £10,059.63 £1,350.00 £14,786.88
Bradshaw, Paula £2,157.38 £7,356.31 £0.00 £9,513.69
Buchanan, Keith £4,344.94 £10,550.55 £0.00 £14,895.49
Buchanan, Thomas £3,564.01 £11,899.84 £0.00 £15,463.85
Buckley, Jonathan £131.00 £1,508.06 £0.00 £1,639.06
Bunting, Joanne £3,583.92 £11,709.48 £0.00 £15,293.40
Butler, Robbie £2,961.57 £10,414.80 £1,050.00 £14,426.37
Cameron, Pam £3,302.12 £11,635.86 £0.00 £14,937.98
Carroll, Gerry £3,342.16 £11,899.96 £0.00 £15,242.12
Catney, Pat £2,545.89 £11,712.25 £0.00 £14,258.14
Chambers, Alan £3,895.23 £10,564.98 £190.00 £14,650.21
Clarke, Trevor £2,429.47 £11,899.44 £0.00 £14,328.91
Dallat, John £2,945.19 £6,847.27 £0.00 £9,792.46
Dickson, Stewart £3,803.54 £11,899.96 £0.00 £15,703.50
Dillon, Linda £2,625.41 £3,780.00 £0.00 £6,405.41
Dolan, Jemma £2,848.90 £0.00 £1,000.00 £3,848.90
Dunne, Gordon £4,011.33 £11,899.96 £0.00 £15,911.29
Durkan, Mark H £2,919.91 £10,088.57 £0.00 £13,008.48
Easton, Alex £2,365.57 £9,290.14 £0.00 £11,655.71
Eastwood, Colum £2,497.14 £0.00 £0.00 £2,497.14
Ennis, Sinead £4,196.15 £11,760.00 £0.00 £15,956.15
Farry, Stephen £4,212.23 £11,570.34 £0.00 £15,782.57
Fearon, Megan £4,573.19 £11,652.45 £0.00 £16,225.64
Fleming-Archibald, Caoimhe £3,742.78 £8,400.00 £0.00 £12,142.78
Flynn, Orlaithi £3,650.67 £11,192.35 £0.00 £14,843.02
Ford, David £498.92 £2,974.99 £0.00 £3,473.91
Foster, Arlene £4,563.04 £11,899.96 £0.00 £16,463.00
Frew, Paul £3,778.36 £7,541.71 £930.00 £12,250.07
Gildernew, Colm £4,427.12 £0.00 £0.00 £4,427.12
Givan, Paul £3,341.75 £5,600.00 £0.00 £8,941.75
Hamilton, Simon £2,027.05 £7,538.35 £0.00 £9,565.40
Hanna, Claire £2,093.77 £7,800.00 £0.00 £9,893.77
Hilditch, David £2,938.10 £11,900.00 £0.00 £14,838.10
Humphrey, William £4,462.68 £10,624.88 £0.00 £15,087.56
Irwin, William £2,935.01 £10,513.69 £0.00 £13,448.70
Kearney, Declan £2,256.86 £11,899.96 £0.00 £14,156.82
Kelly, Catherine £319.29 £0.00 £0.00 £319.29
Kelly, Dolores £3,690.78 £9,048.04 £0.00 £12,738.82
Kelly, Gerry £2,696.69 £8,073.64 £0.00 £10,770.33
Lockhart, Carla £3,672.75 £10,238.04 £0.00 £13,910.79
Long, Naomi £2,537.24 £8,170.09 £80.00 £10,787.33
Lunn, Trevor £3,051.00 £11,158.42 £0.00 £14,209.42
Lynch, Sean £3,222.15 £10,880.26 £0.00 £14,102.41
Lyons, Gordon £3,207.29 £5,178.85 £0.00 £8,386.14
Lyttle, Chris £2,458.55 £8,170.09 £80.00 £10,708.64
Mallon, Nichola £4,617.02 £11,731.02 £0.00 £16,348.04
Maskey, Alex £4,386.26 £0.00 £0.00 £4,386.26
McAleer, Declan £17.86 £0.00 £0.00 £17.86
McCann, Fra £4,682.06 £0.00 £0.00 £4,682.06
McCartney, Raymond £3,911.11 £8,400.00 £0.00 £12,311.11
McCrossan, Daniel £4,151.37 £10,729.70 £0.00 £14,881.07
McGlone, Patsy £3,438.87 £6,588.98 £0.00 £10,027.85
McGrath, Colin £3,435.53 £9,079.80 £0.00 £12,515.33
McGuigan, Philip £4,163.01 £8,762.78 £0.00 £12,925.79
McIlveen, Michelle £1,957.68 £7,538.35 £0.00 £9,496.03
McNulty, Justin £2,260.67 £11,200.00 £0.00 £13,460.67
Middleton, Garry £3,340.49 £11,900.00 £0.00 £15,240.49
Milne, Ian £1,132.61 £1,344.11 £0.00 £2,476.72
Mullan, Karen £4,065.51 £8,400.00 £0.00 £12,465.51
Murphy, Conor £968.10 £0.00 £0.00 £968.10
Nesbitt, Mike £2,536.70 £11,376.05 £0.00 £13,912.75
Newton, Robin £2,776.33 £5,085.05 £0.00 £7,861.38
Ni Chuilin, Caral £2,242.20 £8,073.65 £0.00 £10,315.85
Ó Muilleoir, Máirtín £2,217.05 £11,900.00 £0.00 £14,117.05
O'Dowd, John £3,082.31 £11,898.64 £0.00 £14,980.95
O'Neill, Michelle £2,572.62 £3,780.00 £0.00 £6,352.62
Poots, Edwin £3,154.59 £5,600.00 £0.00 £8,754.59
Robinson, George £1,371.48 £4,778.54 £0.00 £6,150.02
Rogan, Emma £4,122.32 £9,724.30 £0.00 £13,846.62
Sheehan, Pat £3,576.43 £0.00 £0.00 £3,576.43
Sheerin, Emma £5.70 £0.00 £0.00 £5.70
Stalford, Christopher £4,705.33 £9,627.57 £1,375.00 £15,707.90
Stewart, John £2,213.76 £8,051.21 £249.00 £10,513.97
Storey, Mervyn £4,766.04 £9,191.13 £0.00 £13,957.17
Sugden, Claire £4,216.72 £8,132.96 £0.00 £12,349.68
Swann, Robin £4,507.59 £11,900.00 £0.00 £16,407.59
Weir, Peter £1,868.53 £9,882.10 £228.00 £11,978.63
Wells, Jim £1,878.75 £9,741.83 £0.00 £11,620.58
         
Total £276,954.84 £749,155.65 £8,138.80 £1,034,249.29

 

1 Constituency Office Expenses (COE) 2018 - 2019

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. However, one Member may pay the whole invoice and receive the reimbursement and the cost will be spilt when the claim is processed, therefore recording the name of one Member as a supplier in the record of another Member.

Members are permitted to use COE to purchase pre-paid envelopes, 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. The Determination does not require Members to maintain a record of these payments. The Member may provide receipts, in which case reimbursement is made directly to the Member or to a member of support staff, where the support staff has incurred the expenditure on behalf of the Member. If the Member does not provide a receipt, the reimbursement will be processed through payroll and the usual deductions for tax and national insurance are made. Payments through payroll are be recorded as ‘Taxable Sundry Expenses’. In general, sundry constituency office operating expenses are those assorted, miscellaneous, small, varied or infrequent operating costs incurred in running an office. In all cases, the Member will sign a declaration stating that the expenditure has been occurred in accordance with the requirements of the Determination.

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