Publication - Corporate report

Scottish Budget 2022 to 2023

Published: 9 Dec 2021
Directorate:
Budget and Public Spending Directorate
Part of:
Economy, Scottish Budget
ISBN:
9781802017144

The Scottish Budget sets out the Scottish Government’s proposed spending and tax plans for 2022 to 2023, as presented to the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish Budget 2022 to 2023
Chapter 11 Constitution, External Affairs & Culture Portfolio

Chapter 11 Constitution, External Affairs & Culture Portfolio

Portfolio Responsibilities

The Constitution, External Affairs & Culture (CEAC) portfolio engages at home and internationally to enhance Scotland’s reputation, increase economic success, prosperity and wellbeing, and promote Scotland as a great place to live, visit, work, study and do business.

We are committed to being a good global citizen and to playing our part in tackling global challenges, including climate change, poverty, injustice and inequality. We want to ensure Scotland is an open and welcoming nation for people and their families to live and work in, and to make a positive contribution to our country. Across our international and European relationships - supported by the work of our external network of offices - we will continue our commitment to internationalisation by building on relationships, celebrating cultural, educational and ancestral connections, and exchanging policy ideas to address shared challenges, ensuring Scotland remains a valued and well-connected nation. We will continue to demonstrate our commitment to EU values, our alignment with EU policy priorities, and make the necessary preparations for a Scottish referendum and subsequently for re-joining the EU as an independent member state.

Our diverse and evolving cultural sector is central to our aspirations as a nation. Scotland’s creativity contributes to the economy and is increasingly recognised as essential to our health and wellbeing. We will continue to support creative expression in the arts and support world-class collections, ensuring these are cared for and enjoyed by new and diverse audiences as well as future generations right across Scotland. We will continue to promote access to our historic environment, and high quality places and buildings to support communities contributing principally to the culture, and also Net Zero, national outcomes. Our Major Events budget continues to support a strong and inspirational programme of events and festivals each year that generates business, creates jobs and boosts the economy whilst delivering benefits to communities across the country, and promoting Scotland across the world. The portfolio also supports a range of Royal and Ceremonial matters within Scotland.

Spending Plans

Table 11.01: Spending Plans (Level 2)
Level 2 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Culture and Major Events 182.2 176.6 207.4
External Affairs 27.6 30.6 33.4
Historic Environment Scotland 42.8 55.9 70.1
National Records of Scotland 65.3 63.3 59.6
COVID-19 Funding - 23.1 -
Total Constitution External Affairs and Culture 317.9 349.5 370.5
of which:
Total Fiscal Resource 279.4 316.2 323.9
of which Operating Costs 19.8 20.8 22.4
Non-cash 15.4 16.1 16.1
Capital 22.0 17.2 30.5
Financial Transactions 1.1 - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Presentational Adjustments for Scottish Parliament Approval
2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
National Galleries of Scotland (NDPB Non-cash) (2.5) (2.5) (2.5)
National Libraries of Scotland (NDPB Non-cash) (3.1) (3.1) (3.2)
National Museums of Scotland (NDPB Non-cash) (3.6) (3.6) (3.6)
Historic Environment Scotland (NDPB Non-cash) (3.0) (3.0) (3.0)
Creative Scotland (NDPB Non-cash) (0.2) (0.2) (0.2)
National Records of Scotland – shown separately (65.3) (64.4) (59.6)
Total CEAC 240.2 271.9 298.4
Total Limit on Income (accruing resources) 200.00
Table 11.02: Culture & Major Events Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Creative Scotland & Other Arts 67.3 63.2 69.3
Cultural Collections 79.2 75.7 90.0
Major Events & Themed Years 6.6 8.2 18.2
Culture & Major Events Staffing 4.4 4.7 5.1
National Performing Companies 22.9 22.9 22.9
Architecture & Place 1.4 1.5 1.5
Royal & Ceremonial 0.4 0.4 0.4
Total Culture & Major Events Scotland 182.2 176.6 207.4
of which:
Fiscal Resource 158.6 158.9 176.9
Non-cash 9.5 9.5 9.5
Capital 13.0 8.2 21.0
FTs 1.1 - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 11.03: External Affairs Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
International and European Relations 27.5 30.5 33.3
British Irish Council 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total External Affairs 27.6 30.6 33.4
of which:
Fiscal Resource 27.6 30.6 33.4
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 11.04: Historic Environment Scotland Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Operational Costs 100.1 91.3 96.9
Capital Expenditure 6.0 6.0 6.5
Less Income (63.3) (41.4) (33.3)
Total Historic Environment Scotland 42.8 55.9 70.1
of which:
Fiscal Resource 33.8 46.9 60.6
Non-cash 3.0 3.0 3.0
Capital 6.0 6.0 6.5
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 11.05: National Records of Scotland Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Operational Costs 68.1 66.1 62.4
Capital Expenditure 3.0 3.0 3.0
Less Income (5.8) (5.8) (5.8)
Total National Records of Scotland 65.3 63.3 59.6
of which:
Fiscal Resource 59.4 56.7 53.0
Non-cash 2.9 3.6 3.6
Capital 3.0 3.0 3.0
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -

Constitution, External Affairs and Culture intended contributions to the National Outcomes

Primary National Outcomes

  • Communities
  • Culture
  • International

Secondary National Outcomes

  • Economy
  • Poverty
  • Children and Young People
  • Education
  • Fair Work and Business
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Human Rights

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 Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement.


Contact

Email: ScottishBudget@gov.scot