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Allocated spending for Government Business and Constitutional Relations Policy: FOI release

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

Published:
15 Mar 2021
Allocated spending for Government Business and Constitutional Relations Policy: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100148506
Date received: 1 Feb 2021
Date responded: 15 Feb 2021
Information requested

Full breakdown of allocated spending for Government Business and Constitutional Relations Policy for 2021-22. By this I mean a breakdown of what the overall spending for Government Business and Constitutional Relations Policy - which is £14.8 million according to the 2021-22 Budget - will be spent on. Please could this be outlined in a table where possible with the monetary amount alongside what that will be used on.

Response

The Government Business and Constitutional Relations Policy and Co-ordination budget pays for staff and associated non-staff costs within the Constitution and Cabinet Directorate, Organisational Readiness Directorate and EU Exit Strategy and Negotiation Division. It mainly supports the operation of the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs portfolio. A breakdown of the allocated budget is detailed below. The actual spend will be managed throughout the year.

Government Business and Constitutional Relations Policy and Coordination Budget 2021-22
£m
Constitution and Cabinet Directorate 8.7
Organisational Readiness Directorate 2.3
EU Exit Strategy and Negotiation Division 0.7
Portfolio share of Scottish Government’s Corporate Running Costs 3.1
Total 14.8

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