Low Income Pandemic Payments: FOI release

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

Information requested

The total allocation for the Low Income Pandemic Payment set by the Scottish Government, how much was circulated by local councils, and how much if any went unallocated/and what happened to this.


The answer to your question is that £72,766,540 (£68,94,540 for payments and £3,820,000 for fixed admin costs) will be allocated to local authorities for the Low Income Pandemic Payment.

During the period of delivery (by end November 2021) local authorities report making Low Income Pandemic Payments totalling £68,94,540 to 530,358 households. A breakdown of payments by local authority can be found at: Pandemic support payments 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).

The Scottish Government will only provide funding to councils in respect of fixed administration costs and for payments actually made. This resource will be allocated by the end of March 2022 through redetermination of the General Revenue Grant. On this basis no funding was unallocated by local authorities.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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