- 7 Aug 2019
Date received: 9 Jul 2019
Date responded: 7 Aug 2019
From what source did the Scottish government's Grant-in-Aid sum of £9m derive, and
From what source did the £0.2m other income come from?
With regard to the first part of your question, the Scottish Government provides an operational budget to the Scottish Futures Trust on a yearly basis This is made up of a core grant and adjustments agreed by Parliament at Autumn and Spring Budget Revisions (ABR and SBR) for various portfolios of work.
In 2018-19 the Scottish Government provided Scottish Futures Trust with a core grant of £4.5 million and additional £4.551 million in changes at ABR/SBR. The total resource budget paid by the Socttish Government to Scottish Futures Trust in 2018-19 was £9.051 million.
The breakbreak down of these payments is shown in Table 1 below.
Table 1 – Scottish Futures Trust Budget Allocation 2018-19
|Resource Budget||Original budget||Changes at ABR/SBR||Final budget|
|Housing Rental Income Guarantee Scheme (RIGS) delivery and commercial support for innovation||0||172||172|
|School for the Future programme support||0||100||100|
|Health Operational PPP||0||152||152|
|Health hub central contribution and health hub revenue enabling||0||1200||1200|
|Smarter Workplaces asset management||0||309||309|
|Building Information Modelling (BIM) support||0||50||50|
|Agreed Resource Budget||4500||4551||9051|
Regarding the second point to your question, the £0.2m “other income” came from Public Interest Directorships (13 in total) undertaken by senior staff at Scottish Futures Trust who sit on various project boards. There was also a smaller amount obtained through the secondment of an employee to Strathclyde University.
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