Ministerial pay and allowances and ministers' private interests
Ministerial pay and allowances are defined in the act on the Members of Parliament's salary. A minister's salary equals that paid to the deputy speaker of Parliament minus five per cent. The salary paid to the prime minister equals that of the speaker of Parliament minus five per cent.
Ministers serving as Members of Parliament are also entitled to Member of Parliament’s salary and expense allowance. However, Members of Parliament appointed as ministers forfeit half of the salary and expense allowance they receive from Parliament.
Currently, ministers receive EUR 10 147 per month and the prime minister EUR 12 173 per month. Ministerial salary is subject to tax.
Ministers' private interests in the Rinne Government
On 19 June 2019, the Government decided to submit a communication to Parliament on the ministers' private interests. The communication is an account of the ministers' business activities, interests as owners in businesses, other significant assets and liabilities, and any outside duties or other interests which may be of relevance in evaluating their performance as a minister.