Winding Up? They’re having a laugh

David Burnside resigned from the Assembly on 1 June 2009, at that point he was switched over to claiming expenses via a Winding Up Allowance

Winding Up Allowance

Winding Up Allowance is paid to a former Member to allow him or her to bring their Assembly business to an orderly close. Office Costs Allowance is not payable from the date on which a former Member ceases to be a Member of the Assembly. Winding Up Allowance (like OCA) can only be claimed for actual receipted expenditure. During 2009-2010 Winding Up Allowance has been paid to one Member

Burnside’s most recent accounts for not being a member of the Assembly show a claim of £15,789.09 from June 09. Francie Brollie has also received £4,929.30 thus far for Winding Up.

Suggestions that Sammy Wilson is receiving this Allowance while still a member of the Assembly seem to be inaccurate. Claims for 14p whoopee cushions may also be fiction.

  • Justin Case…

    Yes I assume that money is to pay for staff and rent contracts etc. You can’t just sack staff at half an hours notice anymore.

    Really you don’t this your threads through do you?

    Suggestions that Sammy Wilson is receiving this Allowance while still a member of the Assembly seem to be inaccurate. Claims for 14p whoopee cushions may also be fiction.

    Was that joke? Hmmms ha ha ha…

  • Mark McGregor

    Justin,

    Indeed. Just like the rest of us, when we leave a job we get to continue claiming staff/rent costs etc. for months – so far £15K. So, I assume we are paying redundancy pay and rent allowances just as we start paying employment costs and rent for his cooption?

    Give me a break.

  • Could´t they be paid an allowance never to go there? who would lose out?

  • joeCanuck

    We would, BOO. They would claim for the rusting of their unused cars and, due to inactivity, they might be able to claim Disability Allowance due to being unable to get off their fat arses.