- 15 Apr 2019
Date received: 25 Mar 2019
Date responded: 10 Apr 2019
You asked for the breakdown of expenditure of funds allocated to Scotland in 2018/19 and 2019/20 to spend on Brexit preparations. This should include amounts spent and where it has been spent.
I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.
In 2018-19, the Scottish Government received £37.3 million in consequentials - £35.7 million resource, £1.6 million capital. From this £37 million, £27 million (26.6 million resource and £0.5m capital) was allocated to specific Brexit related activity in the Scottish Government and its agencies, the breakdown by Portfolio is as follows:
|Health and Sport||2.1|
|Finance, Economy & Fair Work||3.6|
|Education and Skills||0.4|
|Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform||4|
|Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity||0.9|
|Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal||0.2|
|Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service||0.1|
|Food Standards Scotland||0.9|
|Forestry Commission (Scotland)||0.1|
The remaining £10 million being spent by portfolios as part of the 2018-19 Scottish Budget.
In 2019-20, the Scottish Government will receive £54.7 million in consequentials - £48.8 million resource, £5.9 million capital.
The announcement at the 2018 UK Budget of £54.7 million in consequentials for 2019-20 allowed for the amount to be included within the 2019-20 Scottish Budget and is fully absorbed in supporting work already underway, including EU exit preparation.
All £54.7 million in EU Exit consequentials for 2019-20 have been allocated to portfolios, which are responsible for managing their preparations within their total budget.
For 2018-19 and 2019-20, the Scottish Government will receive £92 million from the UK Government as a consequence of EU Exit preparation funding.
Given the range and diversity of work ongoing across Government and its interaction with day-to-day responsibilities, it is simply not possible to provide a full breakdown of costs.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House