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Funding to support Covid response in Scotland: FOI release

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

Published:
4 Jun 2020
Funding to support Covid response in Scotland: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000036907
Date received: 14 May 2020
Date responded: 2 Jun 2020
Information requested

How much money up to now 14/05/2020 has the Scottish government received from the British government? In compensation for the coronavirus?

Response

To date, the Scottish Government has been allocated just over £3.5 billion of Barnett consequentials and has announced a series of measures to support the Covid response in Scotland. These include the allocation of £620 million in funding for Health and Social Care, £2.3 billion to help businesses, over £300 million of direct support to Local Government and £360 million for transport measures.
Further details of all funding commitments made by the Scottish Government have been provided in the Summer Budget Revision document which was published on the 27th of May. The Summer Budget Revision document can be found at the following link:
https://www.gov.scot/publications/2020-21-summer-budget-revision/

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