Misusing expenses: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02101
Date received: 20 September 2017
Date responded: 2 October 2017

Information requested

'The number of how many employees of the Scottish Government who have received disciplinary measures as a result of misusing expenses. In particular, have any staff members have been sacked, or asked to resign due to excessive or improper use of Government funds'.

You subsequently confirmed that the time period for your request was between May 2015 and January 2016.


The answer to your request is that no employees of the Scottish Government were subject to disciplinary measures between May 2015 and January 2016 as a result of misusing expenses.

You have requested information for Scottish Government staff. Our response therefore covers staff who are subject to Scottish Government Main and Scottish Government Marine terms and conditions of employment and Senior Civil Servants in the organisations detailed in the list below:

  • Scottish Government Core Directorates
  • Accountant in Bankruptcy
  • Disclosure Scotland
  • Education Scotland
  • National Records of Scotland
  • Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
  • Scottish Housing Regulator
  • Scottish Public Pensions Agency
  • Student Awards Agency for Scotland
  • Transport Scotland

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Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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