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Scottish Budget 2022 to 2023

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

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Chapter 5 Social Justice, Housing & Local Government Portfolio

Portfolio Responsibilities

Our portfolio is responsible for tackling inequalities, and we aim to embed equality, inclusion and human rights into our policy-making and public service delivery. We’re also responsible for the national mission to reduce child poverty, for creating a fairer Scotland and for providing accessible and affordable housing. Together, these ambitions enhance the wellbeing, the financial capabilities and the participation of people in Scottish life.

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. We are establishing a social security system that meets the needs of the people of Scotland and delivers a service that treats people with dignity, fairness and respect.

The portfolio supports a wide range of work to prevent discrimination and promote equality, inclusion and human rights creating the conditions for cohesive, resilient and safe communities. We support the Equality and Human Rights infrastructure across Scotland to address systemic inequality, tackle hate crime and address violence against women and girls.

Further to our commitments set out in the Programme for Government and the Covid Recovery Strategy, we continue to: prioritise funding from across government portfolios to reduce child poverty, including doubling Scottish Child Payment for eligible children under six years from April 2022, and extending it to under 16s by December 2022; invest in Discretionary Housing Payments to provide direct financial support to those struggling with housing costs; support our continued major expansion of affordable and social housing; improve safety, quality and standards of existing homes; support the third sector and develop social enterprise; and, eradicate homelessness and rough sleeping.

The portfolio also includes funding for our partners in local government to continue providing high quality, front-line services that will improve outcomes for individuals and communities across Scotland.

Spending Plans

Table 5.01: Spending Plans (Level 2)
Level 2 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Third Sector 24.6 26.1 25.8
Housing 1,030.7 900.5 895.3
Building Standards 2.0 16.7 11.8
Social Justice* 29.5 40.9 102.0
Connected Communities 4.4 4.7 5.2
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator 3.3 3.6 3.4
Scottish Housing Regulator 4.3 5.1 5.3
Equalities 30.2 32.2 45.0
Social Security 367.3 472.3 536.0
Social Security Assistance 3,342.9 3,498.4 3,949.2
Local Government* 11,020.8 11,124.5 11,145.4
COVID-19 Funding - 429.0 -
Total Social Justice, Housing and Local Government 15,860.0 16,554.0 16,724.4
of which:
Total Fiscal Resource 11,277.1 12,954.9 12,416.9
Of which Operating Costs 91.3 94.7 99.0
Non-cash 0.7 19.9 50.3
Capital 1,434.5 1,404.7 1,341.2
Financial Transactions 307.7 84.5 150.0
UK Funded AME 2,840.0 2,090.0 2,766.0

*Excludes COVID-19 Funding in 2021-22 which is separately identified

Presentational Adjustments for Scottish Parliament Approval
2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator - shown separately (3.3) (3.6) (3.4)
Scottish Housing Regulator - shown separately (4.3) (5.1) (5.3)
Central Government Grants to Local Authorities returned to portfolios (E&S, Justice & NZET)* (895.9) (811.2) (791.3)
Total Social Justice, Housing and Local Government 14,956.5 15,734.1 15,924.4
Total Limit on Income (accruing resources) 90.0

*Includes £20m COVID-19 Funding in 2021-22

Table 5.02: Third Sector Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Third Sector 24.6 26.1 25.8
Total Third Sector 24.6 26.1 25.8
of which:
Fiscal Resource 22.6 22.6 21.8
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs 2.0 3.5 4.0
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.03: Housing Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
More Homes 896.1 748.1 744.3
Fuel Poverty and Housing Quality 1.9 2.9 2.5
Housing Support 126.5 142.9 141.5
Communities Analysis 6.2 6.6 7.0
Total Housing 1,030.7 900.5 895.3
of which:
Fiscal Resource 137.7 150.3 148.5
Non-cash - - -
Capital 596.5 669.2 601.8
FTs 296.5 81.0 145.0
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.04: Building Standards Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Building Standards 2.0 16.7 11.8
Total Building Standards 2.0 16.7 11.8
of which:
Fiscal Resource 2.0 3.7 3.8
Non-cash - - -
Capital - 13.0 8.0
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.05: Social Justice Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Social Justice* 29.5 40.9 102.0
Total Social Justice 29.5 40.9 102.0
of which:
Fiscal Resource 29.5 40.9 101.0
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - 1.0
UK Funded AME - -

*Excludes COVID-19 Funding of £50m in 2021-22

Table 5.06: Connected Communities Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Total Connected Communities 4.4 4.7 5.2
of which:
Fiscal Resource 4.4 4.4 5.2
Non-cash - - -
Capital - 0.3 -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.07: Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Total Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator 3.3 3.6 3.4
of which:
Fiscal Resource 3.2 3.6 3.4
Non-cash 0.1 - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.08: Scottish Housing Regulator Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Total Scottish Housing Regulator 4.3 5.1 5.3
of which:
Fiscal Resource 4.1 4.7 4.9
Non-cash 0.2 0.2 0.2
Capital - 0.2 0.2
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.09: Equalities Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Equalities 30.2 32.2 45.0
Total Equalities 30.2 32.2 45.0
of which:
Fiscal Resource 30.2 32.2 45.0
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.10: Social Security (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Scottish Welfare Fund - Administration 5.5 5.5 5.5
Social Security Advice, Policy and Programme 175.4 195.4 219.6
Social Security Scotland 186.4 271.4 310.9
Social Security 367.3 472.3 536.0
of which:
Fiscal Resource 306.9 359.6 404.2
Non-cash 0.4 19.7 50.1
Capital 60.0 93.0 81.7
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.11: Social Security Assistance (Level 3)
2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Scottish Welfare Fund 35.5 35.5 35.5
Carer’s Allowance 291.6 306.0 314.9
Carer’s Allowance Supplement 38.8 41.7 41.8
Adult Disability Payment 1,582.9 1,669.4 1,948.5
Attendance Allowance 532.2 549.8 544.6
Disability Living Allowance (Adult) 501.9 465.0 444.6
Child Disability Payment 216.6 230.9 265.2
Child Winter Heating Assistance - 3.1 4.0
Industrial Injuries Disablement Scheme 80.2 80.2 80.5
Severe Disablement Allowance 7.5 6.8 6.2
Scottish Child Payment 21.0 68.0 197.4
Job Start Payment 2.0 2.0 1.1
Young Carer Grant 1.0 1.0 1.0
Best Start Grant 17.5 18.9 17.8
Best Start Foods 5.0 9.0 13.1
Funeral Support Payment 9.2 11.1 11.9
Low Income Winter Heating Assistance - - 21.1
Social Security 3,342.9 3,498.4 3,949.2
of which:
Fiscal Resource 3,333.7 3,498.4 3,949.2
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs 9.2 - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 5.12: Central Government Grants to Local Authorities Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21
£m
2021-22
£m
2022-23
£m
Transfer of Management of Development Funding 92.2 92.2 92.2
Vacant & Derelict Land Grant 7.6 7.6 7.6
Total SJ,H&LG Central Gov Grants to LAs 99.8 99.8 99.8

LG also includes specific grants from Education, Justice and NZET

Table 5.13: Local Government Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
General Revenue Grant* 6,713.4 7,649.2 6,973.2
Non-Domestic Rates 2,840.0 2,090.0 2,766.0
General Capital Grant 467.9 490.0 510.5
Specific Resource Grants** 685.6 752.0 752.1
Specific Capital Grants 310.1 139.0 139.0
Local Government Advice and Policy 3.8 4.3 4.6
Total Local Government*** 11,020.8 11,124.5 11,145.4
of which:
Fiscal Resource 7,402.8 8,405.5 7,729.9
Non-cash - - -
Capital 778.0 629.0 649.5
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME 2,840.0 2,090.0 2,766.0

*Excludes COVID-19 funding in 2021-22 of £259m and £100m but includes £726m for the cost of COVID-19 Non-Domestic Rates Reliefs

**Excludes COVID-19 funding of £20m in 2021-22

***Excludes COVID-19 funding

Table 5.14: Scottish Fiscal Commission ( SFC) Non-Domestic Rate Income Forecast
2020-21
£m
2021-22
£m
2022-23
£m
2023-24
£m
2024-25
£m
2025-26
£m
2026-27
£m
Non-Domestic Rates Estimate 1,816 2,083 2,809 3,233 3,168 3,231 3,519
PCA / forecast 1,916 2,062 2,809 3,233 3,168 3,231 3,519
Distributable Amount 1,868 2,090 2,766 3,169 3,104 3,231 3,519
Prior Year Adjustments (137) (100) 21 0 0 0 0
Yearly Balance (89) (128) 64 64 64 0 0
Cumulative Balance (64) (192) (128) (64) 0 0 0
Table 5.15: Specific Grant Funding and Other Local Government Funding
Portfolio 2020-21
Budget
£m
2021-22
Budget
£m
2022-23
Budget
£m
Criminal Justice Social Work Justice and Veterans 86.5 86.5 86.5
Pupil Equity Fund* ** Education and Skills 120.0 120.0 120.0
Early Learning and Childcare Expansion Education and Skills 463.2 521.9 521.9
Gaelic Education and Skills 4.5 4.5 4.5
Inter-Island Ferries Net Zero, Energy and Transport 11.5 19.2 19.2
Total Specific Revenue Grants 685.7 752.1 752.1
Vacant and Derelict Land Social Justice, Housing and Local Government 7.6 7.6 7.6
Transfer of Management Development Fund (TMDF) Social Justice, Housing and Local Government 92.2 92.2 92.2
Regional Transport Partnership Net Zero, Energy and Transport 15.3 15.3 15.3
Cycling Walking and Safer Routes Net Zero, Energy and Transport 8.9 23.9 23.9
Heat Networks Early Adopters Challenge Fund Net Zero, Energy and Transport 50.0 0.0 0.0
Early Learning and Childcare Education and Skills 121.0 0.0 0.0
Total Specific Capital Grants 295.0 139.0 139.0

*As in previous years, a portion of the raising attainment budget line will be used to top up Pupil Equity funding above the £120 million, to meet increasing costs of the programme.

**Excludes COVID-19 funding of £20m in 2021-22

Table 5.16 Revenue Funding within Other Portfolios to be Transferred In-Year
2020-21
£m
2021-22
£m
2022-23
£m
Local Government Budget Settlement* 11,017.0 11,108.2 11,140.8
1+2 languages 3.0 2.4 1.2
Additional Support for Learning 15.0 15.0 15.0
Additional Teachers and Support Staff 0.0 0.0 145.5
Appropriate Adults 1.0 1.0 1.0
Blue Badge Scheme 0.7 0.7 0.7
British Sign Language 0.2 0.0 0.0
Building Standards Fees (1.5) (1.5) (1.5)
Care at Home 0.0 0.0 124.0
Carer's Act 11.6 40.1 60.5
Child Bridging Payments 0.0 0.0 68.2
Child Burial And Crematoria Charges 0.3 0.6 0.6
Children And Young People Act 1.0 0.0 0.0
Community Justice Partnership Funding** 1.6 2.0 2.0
Customer First Digital Public Services*** 1.4 1.4 1.4
Discretionary Housing Payments 71.8 83.1 80.2
Early Learning and Childcare Expansion 24.1 24.1 9.1
Educational Psychologists 0.0 (0.9) (0.9)
Extra Environmental Health Officers 0.0 1.7 0.0
Former Housing Support Grant 1.0 1.0 1.0
Free Personal and Nursing Care 2.2 12.3 27.3
Free Sanitary Products In Public Places 2.8 2.8 2.8
Free Sanitary Products In Schools 2.1 2.1 2.1
Health and Social Care 57.2 57.2 257.2
Health and Social Care and Mental Health 120.0 120.0 120.0
Homelessness Support**** 23.5 23.5 23.5
Interim Care Funding 0.0 0.0 20.0
Living Wage 25.0 59.0 233.5
Mental Health Officer Shortfall 0.5 0.0 0.0
Mental Health Recovery and Renewal 0.0 0.0 3.7
National Trauma Training 0.0 0.0 1.6
Pupil Equity Fund 0.0 0.0 10.0
Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans 8.0 8.0 8.0
Removal of Curriculum Charges 0.0 0.0 8.0
Removal of Music Tuition Charges 0.0 0.0 12.0
School Clothing Grant 6.0 6.0 11.8
School Counselling 4.0 4.0 4.0
Scottish Disability Assistance - Child Disability Payment 0.0 0.0 3.2
Scottish Welfare Fund 40.9 40.9 40.9
Seatbelts on School Transport 0.2 0.6 0.8
Self-Directed Support 3.5 3.5 3.5
Sensory Impairment 0.3 0.3 0.3
Tobacco-Related Issues 1.3 1.3 1.3
Total Revenue Funding within other Portfolios 428.7 512.2 1,303.5
Expansion of Free School Meals 0.0 0.0 30.0
Total Capital Funding within other Portfolios 0.0 0.0 30.0
Total Local Government Settlement in Local Government Finance Circular 11,445.7 11,620.4 12,474.3

*Excludes Local Government Advice and Policy **Former Community Justice Transitional Funding ***Former Customer First ****Former Temporary Accommodation

Table 5.17 Local Government Funding outwith Core Settlement
2020-21
£m
2021-22
£m
2022-23
£m
Total Local Government Finance Circular 11,445.7 11,620.4 12,474.3
Attainment Scotland Fund 62.0 62.0 56.0
Business Gateway 1.6 1.6 0.0
City Region and Growth Deals 3.8 11.2 7.2
Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company 0.5 0.5 0.5
Community Mental Health & Wellbeing 0.0 15.0 15.0
Discretionary Housing Payment (Care Experienced Young People) 2.0 0.0 0.0
Education Maintenance Allowance 25.0 25.0 25.0
Fair Start Scotland (Lot 4) 1.1 1.1 1.1
Justice Social Work* 0.0 4.0 4.0
Low Emission Zone Support 0.0 2.1 1.0
Mental Health Officer 0.0 0.5 0.0
No One Left Behind - Long-Term Unemployed 0.0 0.0 20.0
No One Left Behind (previously Local Employability Model) 7.1 7.1 15.6
Parental Employability Support Funding 5.0 5.0 5.8
Parental Employability Support Funding Boost – Disabled Parents Employability Support 2.0 2.0 0.0
Parental Employability Support Funding Boost – Early Learning and Childcare alignment 0.0 2.0 0.0
Parental Employability Support Funding Boost – Support for young parents 0.0 0.7 0.0
Private Water Supply Grants 1.7 1.7 1.5
Schools for the Future Programme 72.4 72.6 70.9
Support for Sustainable and Active Travel 5.3 5.3 5.3
Supporting Post 16 Transitions Towards Employment 4.3 0.0 0.0
Travel Strategy and Innovation 4.1 4.1 4.1
Young Persons Guarantee - Local Employability Partnerships 0.0 0.0 45.0
Total Revenue 197.9 223.5 278.0
Capital
Capital Land and Works 22.0 22.0 18.9
City Region and Growth Deals 201.0 198.1 226.0
Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company 5.0 5.0 5.0
Coig Tourist Routes 0.3 0.0 0.0
Future Transport Fund 18.0 51.0 51.0
Gaelic Capital Fund 0.0 3.8 3.0
Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) 55.0 58.0 64.0
Low Emission Zone Support 0.0 0.0 1.0
Place Based Investment Programme** 0.0 23.0 33.0
Recycling Improvement Fund 0.0 0.0 13.2
Regeneration Capital Grant Fund 25.0 25.0 25.0
Support for Sustainable and Active Travel 1.0 1.0 1.0
Travel Strategy and Innovation 55.1 35.0 16.5
Vacant & Derelict Land Investment Programme 0.0 5.0 5.0
Total Capital 382.4 426.9 462.6
Total Local Government Funding Outwith Core Settlement 580.3 650.4 740.6
Overall Scottish Government Funding for Local Government 12,026.0 12,270.8 13,214.9

*Former Community Justice Services **Former Place, Town Centres & 20 Minute Neighbourhoods

Social Justice, Housing and Local Government intended contributions to the National Outcomes

Primary National Outcomes

  • Communities
  • Human Rights
  • Children and Young People
  • Poverty

Secondary National Outcomes

  • Culture
  • Health
  • International
  • Economy
  • Fair Work and Business
  • Environment
  • Education

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

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