Nicola Sturgeon and John Swinney’s tax returns

Nicola Sturgeon has today published her tax return for 2014/15 and committed to publishing her tax return annually, when it is submitted, for as long as she is First Minister. The tax return shows:

  • Nicola’s income is the salary she receives as an MSP and First Minister.

  • Nicola pays tax on her full salary entitlement but only draws her salary at its 2008/09 level.  The balance is automatically paid to the Scottish Government for use in general public spending. In 2014/15 Nicola paid around £3,000 into the Scottish Government consolidated fund.

  • Since the start of the voluntary pay freeze on 1 April 2009, Scottish Ministers have made an additional £250,000 available for public spending from their own pay packets. Within that total, Nicola and Alex Salmond have forgone some £20,000 over the same period.

You can access the tax return here.

You can also access John Swinney’s tax return here.