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Emergency Budget Review: 2022 to 2023

The outcome of the Emergency Budget Review 2022 to 2023.


Annex B: EBR Adjustments – September[2]

Portfolio by Budget Line

£m

Description

Constitution, External Affairs and Culture

3.6

Historic Environment Scotland

1.2

Forecast increase in commercial income.

Various

2.4

Savings from enhanced recruitment controls, reduction in touring fund and National Performing Companies and Scottish Lord-lieutenant activities. Forecast changes across programmes.

Corporate Recharge Costs

1.6

Savings from enhanced recruitment controls and workplace/systems development.

Deputy First Minister and Covid Recovery

0.8

Savings from enhanced recruitment controls and forecast changes across programmes.

Education and Skills

42.7

Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

3.0

EMA is a demand-led programme and fluctuates from year to year - saving is predicated on lower forecast demand. No change to qualification criteria.

Gaelic Support

1.0

Gaelic Resource being replaced with capital.

Scottish Funding Council savings across programmes

20.0

Lower forecast requirement in Further Education student support, other ring-fenced budgets such as National Transition Training Fund and additional European Structural Funds income.

Teacher Training

2.0

Lower cap on STEM Bursary awards. Forecast reduction in applicants.
£800k through the consolidation of programmes within the Initial Teacher Education budget.
£200k resource reduction for SPPA teachers' pension scheme costs

Various

16.7

Further resource/capital switches, forecast changes across programmes and savings targets within public bodies.

Education and Skills and Finance and Economy

3.0

Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

3.0

Delivery of Year 5 of FWDF is underway with applications closed in August. Latest estimates of spend are below the full allocation.

Finance and Economy

87.4

City and Regional Deals

1.3

Forecast changes based on review of spend and project timelines.

Employability

53.0

Reduction in Employability spend. Work to be undertaken with Local Authorities and delivery partners now to learn the lessons from Phase 2 of No One Left Behind and to further strengthen our approach to the design and delivery of employability services.

Income - various streams

10.0

Increased income projections including from Scottish National Investment Bank and Registrars of Scotland.

Staff costs

4.4

Saving through organisational redesign and resource to capital switching within digital. Savings from enhanced recruitment controls across portfolio.

Various

18.7

2% efficiency savings across public bodies, forecast changes and savings across a number of programmes.

Justice and Veterans

9.1

Recovery, Renewal and Transformation Fund (RRT)

5.5

Forecast reduction in demand for RRT funding to replace lost income.

Various

3.6

Forecast changes across programmes based on demand.

Net Zero Energy and Transport

59.8

Concessionary Travel

37.6

Forecast reduction in patronage numbers and fare levels. Risk based forecasting approach. No impact on eligibility.

EC Receipts - Woodland Grants

5.0

Forecast additional EU funding.

Forestry and Land Scotland

1.0

Increased timber income projections.

Forestry Land Scotland

4.0

Reduced resource investment offset by higher capital investment

Various

12.2

Resource to capital switching, higher interest income within Scottish Water, reduced staff spend and forecast changes.

Rural Affairs and Islands

61.3

Agriculture and Rural Economy operations

8.4

Savings from enhanced recruitment controls.

EU Income

3.5

Legacy EU Scottish Rural Development Programme one-off modification forecast change.

Marine Scotland

2.2

Savings from enhanced recruitment controls and forecast changes within research programmes.

Ring fenced rural funding

33.0

Deferral of UKG ring-fenced funds, to be returned to RAI in future years.

Various

14.2

Forecast changes across programmes based on demand.

Social Justice Housing and Local Government

108.1

Consequentials

82.0

Utilisation of funding provided by the UKG as part of cost of living announcements in spring 2022.

Employee Costs

20.0

Savings from enhanced recruitment controls.

Various

6.1

Forecast changes across programmes based on demand and re-phasing as well as reductions in staff training, overtime and travel.

Miscellaneous

63.0

Income into the Scottish Consolidated Fund for further ScotWind revenues of up to £56m in 2022-23 from the ScotWind Clearing Process.

£7m interest income from short term investment of ScotWind funds. To be returned to NZET in future years.

Total Resource Savings

440.4

Capital support for Local Government (from multiple portfolios)

120.0

Capital reprioritisation to be identified in multiple portfolios- capital spend so far funded via natural re-profiling.

Total Resource and Capital Savings

560.4

Contact

Email: mairi.cameron@gov.scot

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