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 12 Deputy First Minister & Covid Recovery Portfolio

Chapter 12 Deputy First Minister & Covid Recovery Portfolio

Portfolio Responsibilities

The portfolio supports the delivery of the Covid Recovery Strategy and contributes to strategic oversight and co-ordination of Covid Recovery activity across the Scottish Government. It provides the analysis underpinning the strategic response to Covid-19 including the Strategic Framework, and the “4 Harms” approach to decision-making. It also includes work to establish and support the Scottish public inquiry into the handling of Covid-19.

The portfolio also co-ordinates the development and implementation of the Scottish Government’s policies on Freedom of Information, relations with the other three UK Governments, Scottish Parliament and local government elections, Cabinet business and the government’s legislative programme, including on Covid-19. The Government Business and Constitutional Relations line supports both this portfolio and the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture portfolio, including policies on constitutional change and devolution.

The portfolio supports more resilient communities and works to build Scotland’s resilience by improving Scotland’s understanding and preparedness against a range of hazards and threats, through multi-agency planning, strengthening national work on risk and prevention and working with partners to build and deliver capacity. The Organisational Readiness line specifically supports work on winter preparedness, assessment and co-ordination of concurrent risk across the Scottish Government and integrated monitoring and reporting arrangements for delivery of key government priorities.

The portfolio also promotes public sector reform and leadership development, with particular emphasis on the participation of people in all aspects of Scottish life.

Table 12.01: Spending Plans (Level 2)
Level 2 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Governance and Reform 4.0 4.0 3.4
Government Business 15.0 55.6 13.9
Organisational Readiness 5.2 5.1 25.6
Total Deputy First Minister and Covid Recovery 24.2 64.7 42.9
of which:
Total Fiscal Resource 24.2 64.7 42.9
Of which Operating Costs* 18.0 24.9 26.8
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
Financial Transactions - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Total Limit on Income (accruing resources) 0.0
Table 12.02: Governance & Reform Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Public Service Reform & Community Empowerment 4.0 4.0 3.4
Total Governance & Reform 4.0 4.0 3.4
of which:
Fiscal Resource 4.0 4.0 3.4
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 12.03: Government Business Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Local Government Elections 2.1 2.1 3.2
Boundary Commission 0.4 0.4 0.4
Scottish Parliamentary Elections 1.0 34.9 0.1
Extension of Freedom of Information 0.1 0.1 0.1
Government Business and Constitutional Relations Policy and Co-ordination 11.4 18.1 10.1
Total Government Business 15.0 55.6 13.9
of which:
Fiscal Resource 15.0 55.6 13.9
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 12.04: Organisational Readiness Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Office of the Chief Researcher 0.5 0.5 0.9
Organisational Readiness - - 4.2
Resilience 4.7 4.6 4.4
Response and Readiness - - 14.9
Covid Recovery - - 1.2
Total Organisational Readiness 5.2 5.1 25.6
of which:
Fiscal Resource 5.2 5.1 25.6
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -

Deputy First Minister and Covid Recovery intended contributions to the National Outcomes

Primary National Outcomes

  • Communities

Secondary National Outcomes

  • Economy
  • 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