Spending on the State Pension and Universal Credit: FOI release

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

Information requested

Total day-to-day devolved spending and spending on the state pension and universal credit was £61.7 billion:

1 Please provide itemized breakdown of said £61.7 billion?

2 Please confirm letter contents are indeed 100% true?


The table below sets out the information you have requested. This provides a breakdown of the total devolved day-to-day spending shown in Table 3.2 of the Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland (GERS) publication, as well as expenditure on the state pension and universal credit, which is taken from Box 3.2 of GERS.

Selected spending lines (£ million)



Scottish Government and Local Government current expenditure


General public services


- Public and common services


- International services


- Public sector debt interest




Public order and safety


Economic Affairs


- Enterprise and economic development


- Science and technology


- Employment policies


- Agriculture, forestry and fisheries


- Transport


Environment protection


Housing and community amenities




Recreation, culture and religion


Education and training


Social protection


EU Transactions


Accounting adjustment


Total current Scottish Government & Local Government (Table 3.2)


State pension (Box 3.2)


Universal credit (Box 3.2)




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Central Enquiry Unit
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Phone: 0300 244 4000

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