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Scottish Budget 2021 to 2022 - Your Scotland, Your Finances: guide

Published: 24 Mar 2021

Guide setting out key information about how the system of public finances in Scotland stands in 2021 to 2022, and how this system is changing.

9 page PDF

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9 page PDF

477.5 kB

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Scottish Budget 2021 to 2022 - Your Scotland, Your Finances: guide
Social Security delivering for Scotland

9 page PDF

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Social Security delivering for Scotland

Social security benefits expenditure: 2021-22 budget*

Budgeted expenditure for Social Security Scotland in 2021-22 when delivering benefits

* All figures (except Job Start Payment and Young Carer Grant) based on Scottish Fiscal Commission forecast January 2021

** Best Start Foods is funded through the Health and Sport portfolio

  • We have successfully introduced ten benefits up to March 2021, with a total of 17 to be delivered overall by Social Security Scotland
  • The Scottish Government has executive competence for 18 benefits, including the Scottish Welfare Fund and Discretionary Housing Payments
  • Once fully operational Social Security Scotland will support 1.8 million children and adults – around one in three people in Scotland
  • In 2024-25 Social Security Scotland will administer around £4.1 billion in payments per annum

Further Benefits to be Delivered

  • Child disability payment
  • Adult disability payment
  • Winter heating assistance and cold spell heating assistance
  • Scottish carer's assistance
  • Pension age disability payment carer's assistance for more than one disabled child
  • Employment injury assistance

Contact

Email: Finance.Co-ordination@gov.scot