MSPs standing down from Holyrood are to be handed "golden goodbye" payments totalling £1.5m.

The Herald on Sunday exclusively revealed that taxpayers are facing a bill of more than £1m after a record number of MSPs announced their intentions to step down at next year's election.

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Under the Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act of 2009, MSPs who stand down or lose at a Holyrood election automatically receive a payoff of between six and 12 months’ salary.

Here's exactly how much each MSP will be paid when they stand down: