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Bute House expenditure: FOI release

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

16 May 2018
Bute House expenditure: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/00273
Date received: 31 January 2018
Date responded: 16 April 2018

Information requested

Request for information on all Bute House expenditure (running costs, expenditure, expenses and invoices).


Historic and Environment Scotland are provided with Grant in Aid of £287,000 annually to support the maintenance of Bute House. The cost of the annual lease paid to National Trust for Scotland is £70,000 plus VAT; and the National Trust for Scotland invoice Scottish Government for insurance charges (which vary from year to year).

Administration and day to day management requirements are provided by Scottish Government; facilities management and cleaning services are provided as part of the wider MITIE Scottish Government contract; and catering for Scottish Government events are provided on an ad hoc basis by contractors.

In relation to current repairs, the cost of alternative accommodation and the cost of the repairs are available on the Scottish Government website:

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