Projections in social care annual investment: FOI release

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

Information requested

Please can you provide the Scottish Government’s projections for social care spending over the course of this Parliament, taking into account the establishment of a National Care Service? Please provide projections for the 2021-22 financial year, 2022-23 financial year, 2023-24 financial year, 2024-25 financial year and 2025-26 financial year.


As set out in the Programme for Government, the Scottish Government has committed to increasing public investment in social care by 25 per cent during the current parliamentary session. This is expected to equate to £840 million additional annual investment by the end of this parliament. The breakdown of this will be informed by plans which are currently being developed for delivery of commitments for social care. These will be considered by Ministers and by Parliament in due course, taking account responses to the National Care Service Consultation, and the forthcoming Resource Spending Review.

Further information on the Resource Spending Review is available here: Investing in Scotland's Future: resource spending review framework - (

Responses to the National Care Service consultation were published on 1 February 2022 and are available here: Published responses for A National Care Service for Scotland - Scottish Government - Citizen Space (

The analysis of responses to the National Care Service consultation were published on 10 February 2022 and are available here: National Care Service: consultation analysis - (

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.

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