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COVID-19 pandemic funding received from Westminster: FOI release

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

Published:
4 Nov 2020
COVID-19 pandemic funding received from Westminster: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000097899
Date received: 13 Oct 2020
Date responded: 19 Oct 2020
Information requested

The total amount of funding that the Scottish government has received from Westminster with regards to the current covid pandemic.
Also a breakdown of where the funding received has been allocated/spent in Scotland?

Response

To date, the UK Government has indicated that it will allocate just over £7.2 billion of additional funding to the Scottish Government in respect of the Covid pandemic. The Scottish Government has announced a series of measures including the initial allocation of £2.4 billion in funding for Health and Social Care, £2.3 billion to help businesses, and £580 million for transport measures. 

Further details of funding for the initial series of commitments made by the Scottish Government have been provided in the Summer Budget Revision document which was published on the 27th of May and the Autumn Budget Revision document which was published on 24th of September.

The Summer Budget Revision document can be found at the following link:
https://www.gov.scot/publications/2020-21-summer-budget-revision/
The Autumn Budget Revision document can be found at the following link:
https://www.gov.scot/publications/2020-21-autumn-budget-revision/

As you will appreciate Budget Revisions are necessarily a snapshot of the position at that time and this is a continually evolving picture. Additional details on the ongoing allocation of funding for the response to the Covid-19 emergency will be set in the Spring budget revision later in this financial year.

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