Population health re-phased budget: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. In the Emergency Budget Review, the Scottish Government states it is reprioritising £13m by rephasing a commitment to double investment in sport, specifically " Re-phasing of commitment to double investment in sport, reprioritisation of health improvement spending.
  2. Please set out exactly what within the population health budget has been re-phased, at what value, and how much has been reprioritised from health improvement, at what value? Please break this down by individual budgets or projects.


The £13 million savings applied through the Emergency Budget Review within the Population Health Directorate is broken down into the relevant individual budget lines in the table below:

Population Health 2022-23 Published Budget £million 2022-23 EBR Saving £million 2022-23 Revised Budget £million
SportScotland 34.650 1.000 33.650
Active Healthy Lives 19.400 4.867 14.533
Alcohol and Drugs 24.395 1.000 23.395
Gender Identity and Healthcare Access 2.000 1.400 0.600
Health Improvement & Protection - Other below £2m 39.118 4.733 34.385
EBR Savings Total   13.000  

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

The Scottish Government
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