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Scottish Budget 2021-22

Published: 28 Jan 2021

The Scottish Budget sets out the Scottish Government’s proposed spending and tax plans for 2021 to 2022, as presented to the Scottish Parliament.

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Contents
Scottish Budget 2021-22
Chapter 14 Social Security and Older People

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Chapter 14 Social Security and Older People

Portfolio Responsibilities

The portfolio focuses on our overarching aim to create a Fairer Scotland. We will continue to prioritise funding to support the development, design and implementation of our social security powers and delivery of benefits through Social Security Scotland, improving on the current system wherever we can. The portfolio will continue to tackle poverty and inequality, provide assistance to ensure that every child has the best start in life and improve the lives of those in need.

The portfolio supports a wide range of work to prevent discrimination and promote equality and human rights. We continue to support the embedding of equality and human rights in the development of policy across government and the improvement of public sector delivery on equality, and support the Equality and Human Rights infrastructure across Scotland.

Spending Plans

Table 14.01: Spending Plans (Level 2)
Level 2 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Equalities 24.6 30.2 32.2
Social Security 124.3 367.3 472.3
Social Security Assistance 371.6 3,337.9 3,495.5
Total Social Security and Older People 520.5 3,735.4 4,000.0
of which:
Fiscal Resource 510.5 3,665.8 3,887.3
of which Operating Costs 68.1 61.4 62.4
Non-cash - 0.4 19.7
Capital 10.0 60.0 93.0
Financial Transactions (FTs) - 9.2 -
UK Funded AME - - -
Total Limit on Income (accruing resources) 10.0
Table 14.02: Equalities Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Promoting Equality and Human Rights 24.6 30.2 32.2
Total Equalities 24.6 30.2 32.2
of which:
Fiscal Resource 24.6 30.2 32.2
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 14.03: Social Security Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Scottish Welfare Fund - Administration 5.0 5.5 5.5
Social Security Advice, Policy and Programme 77.8 175.4 195.4
Social Security Scotland 41.5 186.4 271.4
Social Security 124.3 367.3 472.3
of which:
Fiscal Resource 114.3 306.9 359.6
Non-cash - 0.4 19.7
Capital 10.0 60.0 93.0
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 14.04: Social Security Assistance Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Scottish Welfare Fund 33.0 35.5 35.5
Carer's Allowance 283.0 291.6 306.0
Carer's Allowance Supplement 37.0 38.8 41.7
Personal Independence Payment - 1,582.9 1,669.4
Attendance Allowance - 532.2 549.8
Disability Living Allowance (Adult) - 501.9 465.0
Child Disability Payment - 216.6 230.9
Child Winter Heating Assistance - - 3.1
Industrial Injuries Disablement Scheme - 80.2 80.2
Severe Disablement Allowance - 7.5 6.8
Job Start Payment - 2.0 2.0
Young Carer Grant - 1.0 1.0
Best Start Grant 12.4 17.5 18.9
Funeral Support Payment 6.2 9.2 11.1
Scottish Child Payment - 21.0 68.0
Self-Isolation Support Grant - - 6.1
Social Security Assistance 371.6 3,337.9 3,495.5
of which:
Fiscal Resource 371.6 3,328.7 3,495.5
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - 9.2 -
UK Funded AME - - -

Social Security and Older People contributions to the National Outcomes

Primary National Outcomes

  • Poverty
  • Human Rights

Secondary National Outcomes

  • Children and Young People

For further information on the purpose of the portfolio budget, and contributions to national outcomes (including impacts of spend on equality of outcome) please refer to the relevant portfolio annex in the published Equalities and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement.


Contact

Email: Finance.Co-ordination@gov.scot