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COVID-19 spending breakdown: FOI release

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

Published:
29 Jun 2020
COVID-19 spending breakdown: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000039721
Date received: 24 May 2020
Date responded: 16 Jun 2020
Information requested

A breakdown of the spending of the funds given to the Scottish government by the UK Government to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

Response

To date, the Scottish Government has been allocated just over £3.7 billion of additional funding from the UK government and has announced a series of measures to support the Covid response in Scotland. These include the initial 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 funding for the initial series of 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/

As you will appreciate the Summer Budget Revision is necessarily a snapshot of the position at that time and this is a continually evolving picture. Additional details on the ongoing allocation of funding for the response to the Covid 19 emergency will be set in additional budget revisions later in the year.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
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