Scottish Government Working Groups: FOI release

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

Information requested

1. The number of Scottish Government Working Groups currently.

2. The total amount spent by the Scottish Government on Working Groups for the years 2021/22, 2022/23 and 2023/24.

3. The budgets for each working group in the years given above.

4. How those working groups spent their money (salaries, expenses, office space, PR etc).


1. Scottish Government working group information is available on our website Groups - (

In addition a previous FOI response confirms which of these groups are currently active Breakdown of Scottish Government groups: FOI release - (

2. Attached excel report which details the breakdown of working groups with spend, per financial year.
*total final spend for 2023/24 financial year is not available until after the end of the financial year.

3. Attached excel report which details the total budget for each of those working group.

4. Attached excel report which details how the money was spent within each of those working group.

About FOI

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

FOI 202300390761 - Information Released - Annex


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

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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