Funding committed to Scottish Budget 2022-23: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. On 16 November 2022, how much in total was committed in the Scottish Budget for 2022-23
  2. On 16 November 2022, what is the specific total funding available to the Scottish Government for 2022-23


Request Part 1:

On 16 November 2022 total amounts committed by the Scottish Government were £56,179.5 million. This reflects the amounts published in the 2022-23 Scottish Budget on December 2021 plus the additional £120 million that was announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy during Stage 2 of the Budget Bill.

The draft Autumn Budget Revision (‘ABR’) was laid in parliament on the 1 November 2022. Details of the ABR can be found online here.

The ABR will increase total committed funding to £56,985.1 million. The ABR has been agreed by the Finance and Public Administration Committee and will receive parliamentary approval on 10 January 2023.

Request Part 2:

Following the laying of the draft ABR the Scottish Government retained £94 million of unallocated funding which are available for deployment in 2022-23. This balance is made up of £58 million of resource, £28 million of capital and £8 million of financial transactions. All of this funding is fully committed and will be reflected in the Spring Budget Revision which will be published in early 2023.

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