Subsidies the Scottish Government has paid to companies: FOI release

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

Information requested

The details of subsidies the Scottish Government has granted to companies, their value, and what the purpose of these subsidies was for the last 3 years.


I attach the information you requested in Annex A. The information provided in this response relates to payments recorded against budget lines relevant to ‘subsidies’ in terms of HM Treasury reporting categories. Please note that figures included in Annex A only cover subsidies paid directly by the Scottish Government. There will be additional elements paid by other public bodies or Local Government which are not captured in those figures. Also some of the farming subsidies to private sector includes individual recipients.

You may find it useful to look into the Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts which do not report on subsidies to companies but they do provide some detailed information on specific support to certain companies given directly by Ministers (Available on Scottish Government consolidated accounts: annual report 2019 to 2020 - ( and The Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts - year ended 31 March 2021 - ( Similarly, the annual accounts of those public bodies whose functions include providing support to business are also publicly available.

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The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI - 202200271841 - Information Released - Annex A


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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