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Questions concerning Local authorities and the Bellwin Scheme: FOI release

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

Published:
18 Feb 2020
Questions concerning Local authorities and the Bellwin Scheme: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000012909
Date received: 22 Jan 2020
Date responded: 17 Feb 2020
Information requested

You asked for:

1. How many local authorities have applied to the Bellwin Scheme since the financial year 2013-14 to present.
2. The names of the local authorities who applied and in what year they applied.
3. How many local authorities have been awarded additional revenue from the Bellwin Scheme since the financial year 2013-14 to present.
4. The name of the local authorities who received the Bellwin Scheme funding and in what year they were awarded this funding.
5. How much revenue did each successful local authority receive.

Response

I can confirm that there were no claims made in respect of financial years’ 2013-14 and 2014-15. In financial year 2015-16 there were four Councils that received funding under Bellwin. I have listed the allocations below.

2015-16

Amount

Aberdeenshire Council

£2,065,929

Angus Council

£362,165

Perth & Kinross

£750,691

Scottish Borders

£3,797,731

There were no claims in the financial years 2017-18 and 2018-19, however, as announced on 6 April 2018, an additional £10 million funding was allocated to local authorities for winter maintenance and road repairs in lieu of the Bellwin Scheme. The additional funding was paid to local authorities on 15 May 2018 and removed the strict eligibility criteria and full audit process involved when submitting a Bellwin claim. You’ll find the news release in https://www.gov.scot/news/extra-gbp-10-million-for-roadmaintenance/ and I have also included the breakdown of funding received by all 32 Local Authorities.

Local Authority

Allocation £

Aberdeen City

266,901

Aberdeenshire

820,414

Angus

278,580

Argyll & Bute

332,789

Clackmannanshire

82,261

Dumfries & Galloway

542,417

Dundee City

155,293

East Ayrshire

218,175

East Dunbartonshire

156,929

East Lothian

181,000

East Renfrewshire

135,577

Edinburgh, City of

480,363

Eilean Siar

172,249

Falkirk

243,638

Fife

582,031

Glasgow City

563,112

Highland

939,955

Inverclyde

96,463

Midlothian

149,407

Moray

231,272

North Ayrshire

212,606

North Lanarkshire

438,038

Orkney

120,238

Perth & Kinross

390,529

Renfrewshire

311,736

Scottish Borders

400,858

Shetland

133,547

South Ayrshire

214,459

South Lanarkshire

509,412

Stirling

246,956

West Dunbartonshire

113,047

West Lothian

279,749

SCOTLAND

10,000,000

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