Provisional Outturn 2012-13 and Budget Estimates 2013-14
This Statistics Publication Notice provides details of the Provisional Outturn 2012-13 and Budget Estimates 2013-14 for Local Authorities in Scotland. This data is collected on the Provisional Outturn and Budget Estimates (POBE) return which collects data on Net Revenue Expenditure for services provided by Scottish Local Authorities.
The key points are:
- As a consequence of the creation of the Scottish Police Services Authority and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on 1st April 2013 police and fire services are no longer funded through the local government settlement. Consequently expenditure on police and fire is not included in local government expenditure figures from 2013-14 onwards. This should be taken into account when comparing data between 2012-13 and 2013-14. For 2012-13, local authority net revenue expenditure on Police and Fire were £0.945 billion and £0.262 billion respectively.
- For 2012-13 Scotland's Local Authorities' Provisional Outturn total Net Revenue Expenditure (excluding Police and Fire) was £11.654 billion. Of this figure, £4.588 billion (39.4%) was on Education, and £2.954 billion (25.4%) was on Social Work services. (Table 1). These two services account for over half of the overall expenditure.
- 2012-13 Provisional Outturn for other main services are: Environmental Services £0.660 billion (5.7%), Culture and Related Services £0.611 billion (5.2%), Roads & Transport £0.481 billion (4.1%), Planning & Development £0.291 billion (2.5%). All other expenditure, including non-HRA housing and Central Services totals £2.068 billion, 17.7% of the total provisional outturn net revenue expenditure. (Table 1).
- For 2013-14 Scotland's Local Authorities have set a Net Revenue Expenditure Budget Estimate of £11.610 billion for spending on all services. Of this total, £4.565 billion (39.3%) is for Education, and £2.960 billion (25.5%) is for Social Work services. (Table 2).
- 2013-14 Budget Estimates for other main services are: Environmental Services £0.672 billion (5.8%), Culture and Related Services £0.590 billion (5.1%), Roads & Transport £0.458 billion (3.9%), Planning & Development £0.277 billion (2.4%). All other expenditure, including non-HRA housing and Central Services totals £2.087 billion, 18.0% of the total budgeted net revenue expenditure. (Table 2).
Table 1: Provisional Outturn 2012-13 of Scotland and Local Authorities by Main Services
Table 2: Budget Estimates 2013-14 of Scotland and Local Authorities by Main Services
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