Financial amounts received under Barnett Formula for financial years 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023: FOI release

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

Information requested

All individual financial amounts received by the Scottish Government from the United Kingdom Government under the Barnett Formula and the reason for the allocation in the Financial Years 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023


The information you have requested is published online on the Scottish Affairs Committee website here.

The Scottish Affairs Committee publishes details of the Scottish Government’s final HM Treasury funding allocation each year following the conclusion of the UK Supplementary Estimates process. A separate excel file is published for each financial year. The files include ‘Resource Changes’ and ‘Capital Changes’ tabs. Note that the Resource Changes tab includes non-cash budget allocations for student loans, depreciation & impairments. The Capital Changes tab includes budget allocations for Financial Transactions.

The relevant files for the period you requested are:

  • Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate General, Supplementary Estimate 2022-23: Annex A Scottish Government Tables for 2022-23
  • Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate General, Supplementary Estimate 2021-22: Annex A Scottish Government Tables for 2021-22
  • Annex A-Scottish Government core tables for 2020-21 Supplementary Estimates Memorandum

The starting point for HM Treasury funding is the Scottish Government’s initial block grant allocation from the relevant Spending Review period. This is then adjusted for any changes to funding following UK Government fiscal events or as confirmed during the annual Main Estimate and Supplementary Estimate processes. The movements are detailed in the excel files and include details of the relevant UK Government department as well as the policy.

HM Treasury provide details of changes in devolved administrations’ block grant funding in periodic Block Grant Transparency reports. The most recently published report, from December 2021 can be found online here. The next block grant transparency report is due to be issued in June 2023.

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