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Breakdown of EU exit preparation funding: FOI release

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


Information requested

From 2017 to the end of 2021 we have received a total of £194.8m in EU Exit preparation consequentials. Please could you outline exactly how this funding was allocated across Government portfolios, by financial year.

Response

  • From 2017-2018 to the end of 2020-2021, the Scottish Government received a total of £194.8m in EU Exit preparation consequentials.
  • All EU Exit related consequentials have been absorbed into and deployed across the overall Scottish Budget.
  • Over the last year we have allocated our spend to deal with the concurrent impacts of Covid and EU Exit. All EU Exit related consequentials, and more, have been fully utilised to mitigate these concurrent risks and, as detailed in the table below, total spend of £256.7m outstrips what has been received.
  • Funding will be continue to be deployed in future years to mitigate the ongoing impact of leaving the EU.

Portfolio

17-18 Spend (£m)

18-19 Spend (£m)

19-20 Spend (£m)

20-21 Spend (£m)

Social Justice, House and Local Government

-

0.9

0.5

100

Constitution, External Affairs and Culture

0.9

4.9

0.2

1.1

Education and Skills

0.1

0.4

-

-

Net Zero, Energy and Transport

0.6

3.7

0.7

1.2

Finance and Economy

0.2

6.7

1.2

1.46

Health & Sport

0.4

2.2

5.1

1.1

Justice

-

1.4

17

17

Rural Affairs and Islands

-

11.1

-

9

Corporate Administration

-

0.3

-

-

Operating Costs

-

-

35.8

31.5

Total

2.2

31.6

60.5

162.4

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