£1.7 billion budget erosion due to inflation: FOI release

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

Information requested

How the Scottish Government has calculated the claim that the Scottish Government’s budget this financial year has ‘been eroded by £1.7 billion due to inflation’ as said by the First Minister to the Scottish Parliament on 3 November 2022. Please include the calculations and the sourcing for those calculations or any figures used for the basis of them.


I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested in an excel spreadsheet.

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202200330376_inflationary impact


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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