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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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Scottish Budget 2021-22
Chapter 5 Communities and Local Government

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Chapter 5 Communities and Local Government

Portfolio Responsibilities

The portfolio's overarching aims are to tackle inequalities and reduce child poverty, to create a fairer Scotland, support regeneration and inclusive growth, ensure provision of accessible, affordable, energy efficient housing for all, and to promote community empowerment and the participation of people in all aspects of Scottish life.

Further to our commitments set out in the Programme for Government, we continue to prioritise funding to reduce child poverty; to continue to invest in Discretionary Housing Payments to provide direct financial support to those struggling with housing costs; to support our continued major expansion of affordable and social housing; to improve safety, quality and standards of existing homes and to tackle fuel poverty and support our targets for net zero buildings; to continue our programme of Planning reform, including launching a programme of digital transformation and complete our review of Scotland's National Planning Framework to deliver a world-class planning system which enables inclusive and long-term, sustainable development; to regenerate, strengthen and empower our communities; to revitalise our towns; to support the third sector and develop social enterprise; and eradicate homelessness and rough sleeping.

The portfolio also incorporates the Scottish Government's funding for local authorities in Scotland, allowing them to deliver the full range of services, from education and social care to transport and planning.

Spending Plans

Table 5.01: Spending Plans (Level 2)
Level 2 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Planning and Building Standards 9.5 12.4 30.4
Third Sector 24.9 24.6 26.1
Governance and Reform 5.6 4.5 4.5
Housing 1,031.6 1,165.9 923.2
Social Justice and Regeneration 66.9 76.9 122.5
Connected Communities - 4.4 4.7
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator 3.3 3.3 3.6
Scottish Housing Regulator 4.5 4.3 5.1
Local Government 10,872.9 11,020.8 11,112.0
Allocation of COVID consequentials 309.0
Total Communities and Local Government 12,019.2 12,317.1 12,541.1
of which:
Fiscal Resource 7,166.9 7,649.8 8,446.9
of which Operating Costs 35.8 40.2 42.7
Non-cash 0.3 0.3 0.2
Capital 1,737.5 1,488.5 1,363.0
Financial Transactions (FTs)* 261.5 338.5 100.0
UK Funded AME 2,853.0 2,840.0 2,631.0

*The Financial Transactions total presented here represents the 'net' portfolio position after adjusting for forecast Financial Transactions income. To see the 'gross' or total amount of financial transactions that will be spent by the portfolio in 2021-22, please see Annex A.

Presentational Adjustments for Scottish Parliament Approval
Level 2 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator - shown separately (3.3) (3.3) (3.6)
Scottish Housing Regulator - shown separately (4.5) (4.3) (5.1)
Central Government Grants to Local Authorities returned to portfolios (E&S, Justice and TIC) (740.7) (895.9) (791.2)
Total Communities and Local Government 11,269.7 11,413.6 11,741.2
Total Limit on Income (accruing resources) 80.0
Table 5.02: Planning and Building Standards Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Architecture and Place 1.4 1.4 1.5
Building Standards 0.9 2.0 16.7
Planning 6.5 8.3 11.5
Planning and Environmental Appeals 0.7 0.7 0.7
Total Planning and Building Standards 9.5 12.4 30.4
of which:
Fiscal Resource 9.0 10.4 12.4
Non-cash - - -
Capital 0.5 2.0 18.0
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.03: Third Sector Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Third Sector 24.9 24.6 26.1
Total Third Sector 24.9 24.6 26.1
of which:
Fiscal Resource 24.9 22.6 22.6
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - 2.0 3.5
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.04: Governance and Reform Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Local Governance 0.5 0.5 0.5
Public Service Reform and Community Empowerment 5.1 4.0 4.0
Total Governance and Reform 5.6 4.5 4.5
of which:
Fiscal Resource 5.6 4.5 4.5
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.05: Housing Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
More Homes 788.7 896.1 628.1
Fuel Poverty/Energy Efficiency 119.6 137.1 145.6
Housing Support 117.1 126.5 142.9
Communities Analysis 6.2 6.2 6.6
Total Housing 1,031.6 1,165.9 923.2
of which:
Fiscal Resource 142.3 150.9 163.5
Non-cash - - -
Capital 627.8 678.5 663.2
FTs 261.5 336.5 96.5
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.06: Social Justice and Regeneration Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Social Justice 24.6 29.5 40.9
Regeneration 42.3 47.4 81.6
Total Social Justice and Regeneration 66.9 76.9 122.5
of which:
Fiscal Resource 41.9 46.9 58.2
Non-cash - - -
Capital 25.0 30.0 64.3
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.07: Connected Communities Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Total Connected Communities - 4.4 4.7
of which:
Fiscal Resource - 4.4 4.4
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - 0.3
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.08: Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Total Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator 3.3 3.3 3.6
of which:
Fiscal Resource 3.2 3.2 3.6
Non-cash 0.1 0.1 -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.09: Scottish Housing Regulator Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Total Scottish Housing Regulator 4.5 4.3 5.1
of which:
Fiscal Resource 4.1 4.1 4.7
Non-cash 0.2 0.2 0.2
Capital 0.2 - 0.2
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.10: Central Government Grants to Local Authorities Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
Transfer of Management of Development Funding 111.8 92.2 92.2
Vacant and Derelict Land Grant 11.4 7.6 7.6
Total Communities and Local Government Central Government Grants to Local Authorities 123.2 99.8 99.8
Total Local Government Funding 2021-22
£m
Budget Core Local Government Allocations (Table 5.11) 11,108.2
Revenue Funding within other Portfolios (Table 5.14) 512.2
Total Local Government Finance Circular 11,620.4
Local Government Funding outwith Core Settlement (Table 5.15) 650.4
Total Scottish Government funding to Local Government 12,270.8
Table 5.11: Local Government Spending Plans (Level 3)
2019-20 Budget 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m £m
General Revenue Grant 6,733.5 6,713.4 7,108.2
Non-Domestic Rates 2,636.0 2,840.0 2,631.0
Support for Capital 598.4 467.9 478.0
Specific Resource Grants 273.7 685.6 752.0
Specific Capital Grants 278.0 310.1 139.0
Local Government Advice and Policy - 3.8 3.8
Total Local Government 10,519.6 11,020.8 11,112.0
of which:
Fiscal Resource 7,007.2 7,402.8 7,864.0
Non-cash - - -
Capital 826.4 778.1 617.0
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME 2,636.0 2,840.0 2,631.0
Other Sources of Support
Health and Social Care Integration - 355.0 355.0

Note: The Scottish Government guarantees the combined General Revenue Grant plus the distributable non-domestic rates (NDR) income figures.

Table 5.12: Specific Grant Funding and Other Local Government Funding
Portfolio 2020-21 Budget 2021-22 Budget
£m £m
Criminal Justice Social Work Justice 86.5 86.5
Pupil Equity Fund Education and Skills 120.0 120.0
Early Learning and Childcare Expansion Education and Skills 463.2 521.9
Gaelic Education and Skills 4.5 4.5
Support for Inter-Island Ferries Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity 11.5 19.2
Total Specific Revenue Grants 685.7 752.0
Vacant and Derelict Land Housing and Social Justice 7.6 7.6
Transfer of Management of Development Funding (TMDF) Housing and Social Justice 92.2 92.2
Regional Transport Partnership Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity 15.3 15.3
Heat Networks Early Adopters Challenge Fund Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity 50.0 -
Cycling Walking and Safer Routes Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity 8.9 23.9
Early Learning and Childcare Education and Skills 121.0 -
Total Specific Capital Grants 295.0 139.0
Table 5.13: Scottish Fiscal Commission ( SFC) Non-Domestic Rate Income Forecast
2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
£m £m £m £m £m £m
Non-Domestic Rates Estimate 1,848 2,680 2,930 3,224 3,231 3,216
PCA/forecast 1,916 2,680 2,930 3,224 3,231 3,216
Distributable Amount 1,868 2,631 2,855 3,224 3,231 3,216
Prior Year Adjustments (129) (68) - - - -
Yearly Balance (80) (19) 75 - - -
Cumulative Balance (56) (75) - - - -
Table 5:14: Revenue Funding within Other Portfolios to be Transferred In-Year
2020-21 2021-22
£m £m
Local Government Budget Settlement 11,017.0 11,108.2
Additional Revenue
1+2 Languages 3.0 2.4
Additional Support for Learning 15.0 15.0
Appropriate Adults 1.0 1.0
Blue Badge Scheme 0.7 0.7
British Sign Language 0.2 -
Building Standards Fees (1.5) (1.5)
Carers Act 11.6 40.1
Child Burial and Crematoria Charges 0.3 0.6
Children and Young People Act 1.0 -
Community Justice Transitional Funding 1.6 2.0
Customer First 1.4 1.4
Discretionary Housing Payments 71.8 83.1
Early Learning and Childcare Expansion 24.1 24.1
Former Housing Support Grant 1.0 1.0
Free Personal and Nursing Care 2.2 12.3
Free Sanitary Products in Public Places 2.8 2.8
Free Sanitary Products in Schools (listed as tbc in 19-20 budget) 2.1 2.1
Health and Social Care 57.2 57.2
Health and Social Care and Mental Health 120.0 120.0
Living Wage 25.0 59.0
Mental Health Officer Shortfall 0.5 -
Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans 8.0 8.0
School Clothing Grant 6.0 6.0
School Counselling 4.0 4.0
Scottish Welfare Fund 40.9 40.9
Seatbelts on School Transport 0.2 0.6
Self-Directed Support 3.5 3.5
Sensory Impairment 0.3 0.3
Temporary Accommodation 23.5 23.5
Tobacco-Related Issues 1.3 1.3
Extra Environmental Health Officers - 1.7
Educational Psychologists - (0.9)
Total Revenue Funding within other Portfolios 428.7 512.2
Total Local Government Settlement in Local Government Finance Circular 11,445.7 11,620.4
Table 5.15: Local Government Funding outwith Core Settlement
2020-21 2021-22
£m £m
Total Local Government Finance Circular 11,445.7 11,620.4
Revenue
Attainment Scotland Fund 62.0 62.0
Business Gateway 1.6 1.6
City Region and Growth Deals 3.8 11.2
Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company 0.5 0.5
Community Justice Services - 4.0
Community Mental Health and Wellbeing - 15.0
Discretionary Housing Payment (Care Experienced Young People) 2.0 -
Education Maintenance Allowance 25.0 25.0
Fair Start Scotland 1.1 1.1
No One Left Behind (formerly Local Employability Model) 7.1 7.1
Parental Employability Support Funding (PESF) 5.0 5.0
(PESF) Boost - Disabled Parents Employability Support 2.0 2.0
PESF -Boost - ELC alignment - 2.0
PESF Boost - Support for young parents - 0.7
Private Water Supply Grants 1.7 1.7
Schools for the Future Programme 72.4 72.6
Supporting Post-16 Transitions Towards Employment 4.3 -
Support for Sustainable and Active Travel 5.3 5.3
Low Emission Zone Support - 2.1
Travel Strategy and Innovation 4.1 4.1
Mental Health Officer Shortfall - 0.5
Total Revenue 197.9 223.5
Capital
Capital Land and Works 22.0 22.0
City Region and Growth Deals 201.0 198.1
Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company 5.0 5.0
Coig Tourist Routes 0.3 -
Future Transport Fund 18.0 51.0
Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) 55.0 58.0
Regeneration Capital Grant Fund 25.0 25.0
Support for Sustainable and Active Travel 1.0 1.0
Travel Strategy and Innovation 55.1 35.0
Gaelic Capital Fund - 3.8
Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme - 5.0
Place, Town Centres and 20 Minute Neighbourhoods - 23.0
Total Capital 382.4 426.9
Total Local Government Funding outwith Core Settlement 580.3 650.4
Overall Scottish Government Funding for Local Government 12,026.0 12,270.8

Communities and Local Government contributions to the National Outcomes

Primary National Outcomes

  • Communities
  • Children and Young People
  • Poverty

Secondary National Outcomes

  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • International

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