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 7 Education & Skills Portfolio

Chapter 7 Education & Skills Portfolio

Portfolio Responsibilities

Improving the life chances of our children, young people and learners of all ages through excellence and equity in education continues to be a key priority for this government. The Education and Skills portfolio invests in changing lives for the better and underpins key government priorities, in particular, promoting population wellbeing, tackling child poverty, and building sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

This budget, including funding delivered through the local government settlement, will:

  • deliver a statutory financial redress scheme for survivors of child abuse in care;
  • keep The Promise to implement the findings of the independent Care Review;
  • deliver 1140 hours of high quality early learning and childcare to all three and four year olds and eligible two year olds and extend the piloting of access to funded ELC for all children who defer school start;
  • implement the refreshed Scottish Attainment Challenge in order to increase the pace of progress on closing the poverty-related attainment gap;
  • invest in our colleges and universities and their students to support the development of well-educated, highly skilled people and securing world-class research and cutting edge innovation; and
  • continue to offer apprenticeship opportunities that are open to all.

In 2022-23 we will:

  • provide £145.5 million for local authorities to ensure the sustained employment of additional teachers and classroom assistants recruited during the pandemic – as part of our commitment to support the recruitment of at least 3,500 teachers and 500 classroom assistants over this Parliament – and to help councils make these posts permanent. Our investment includes the biggest increase in funding to support teacher recruitment since 2007;
  • provide over £40 million of funding to deliver free school lunches to all children in Primary 4 and 5 and in special schools and £30 million capital allocation for initial investment in school kitchens ahead of roll-out of free lunches to all primary school children later in the Parliamentary term;
  • invest £15 million in the infrastructure required to provide a digital device to every school-aged child by 2026;
  • tackle the digital divide in further and higher education by investing £5 million for universities, colleges and community learning providers to purchase digital equipment;
  • support the Scottish Funding Council and our college and university sectors in implementing the agreed recommendations from the SFC’s Review of Tertiary Education and Research in Scotland;
  • invest a further £5 million to renew play parks in Scotland as part of a £60 million programme over the course of this Parliament to ensure children have access to high quality outdoor play in their own communities; and
  • deliver a £10 million summer holiday childcare programme for low income families and start the early phasing of community-based systems of wraparound childcare.

Education and Skills

Table 7.01: Spending Plans (Level 2)
Level 2 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Learning 297.8 426.3 583.3
Children and Families 149.7 182.4 220.2
Early Learning and Childcare Programme 39.8 39.8 56.8
Higher Education Student Support 925.6 1,399.3 1,017.6
Scottish Funding Council 1,880.1 1,911.0 1,973.8
Advanced Learning and Science 13.4 20.6 22.9
Skills & Training 271.1 277.2 271.9
COVID-19 Funding - 68.0 -
Total Education & Skills 3,577.5 4,324.6 4,146.5
of which:
Total Fiscal Resource 2,497.1 2,815.0 2,927.1
of which Operating Costs 41.4 43.6 47.1
Non-cash 237.4 673.2 352.0
Capital 395.5 398.0 484.0
Financial Transactions (FTs) 55.0 22.1 22.1
UK Funded AME 392.5 416.3 361.3

Presentational Adjustments for Scottish Parliament Approval

2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Learning (NDPB Non-cash) (3.3) (3.7) (4.0)
Children & Families (NDPB Non-cash) (2.4) (2.8) (2.8)
SFC (NDPB Non-cash) (27.1) (27.6) (27.2)
Skills & Training (NDPB Non-cash) (0.8) (0.9) (1.4)
Central Government Grants to Local Authorities 708.7 666.4 646.4
Total Education and Skills 4,245.6 4,956.0 4,757.5
Total Limit on Income (accruing resources) 350.0
Table 7.02: Learning Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Education Scotland 26.6 29.9 28.7
Gaelic 25.2 25.2 25.3
Curriculum and Qualifications 44.4 45.1 63.5
Workforce & Infrastructure 93.0 164.1 266.8
Education Reform 4.0 4.7 4.8
Education Analytical Services 5.2 4.9 5.1
Improvement, Attainment & Wellbeing 99.4 152.4 189.1
Total Learning 297.8 426.3 583.3
of which:
Fiscal Resource 285.4 414.2 532.0
Non-cash 3.7 4.0 5.4
Capital 8.7 8.1 45.9
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 7.03: Children and Families Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Children’s Rights, Protection & Justice 45.8 51.8 51.5
Strategy, GIRFEC and The Promise 33.6 26.0 26.0
Redress, Relations and Response - 31.3 62.5
Disclosure Scotland Expenditure 21.3 22.9 24.3
Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser 20.3 21.1 21.2
Creating Positive Futures 28.7 29.3 34.7
Total Children & Families 149.7 182.4 220.2
of which:
Fiscal Resource 134.2 164.0 194.4
Non-cash 8.5 10.5 12.3
Capital 7.0 7.9 13.5
FTs - -
UK Funded AME - -
Table 7.04: Early Learning and Childcare Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Early Learning and Childcare 39.8 39.8 56.8
of which:
Fiscal Resource 39.8 39.8 56.8
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 7.05: Higher Education Student Support Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Student Support & Tuition Fee Payments 310.9 328.2 328.2
Student Loans Company Administration Costs 9.3 8.5 6.4
Student Loan Interest Subsidy to Bank 2.0 2.8 2.8
Cost of Providing Student Loans (RAB Charge)(Non-Cash) 196.2 629.0 304.1
Student Awards Agency for Scotland Operating Costs 12.8 12.9 12.9
SAAS Capital 1.9 1.6 1.9
Net Student Loans Advanced 545.0 585.0 530.0
Capitalised Interest (70.0) (80.0) (80.0)
Student Loan Fair Value Adjustment (84.1) (90.0) (90.0)
Student Loan Sale Subsidy Impairment Adjustment 1.6 1.3 1.3
Total Higher Education Student Support 925.6 1,399.3 1,017.6
of which:
Fiscal Resource 333.9 351.3 348.7
Non-cash 197.3 630.1 305.7
Capital 1.9 1.6 1.9
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME 392.5 416.3 361.3
Table 7.06: Scottish Funding Council Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Scottish Funding Council Administration 7.9 7.8 8.1
College Operational Expenditure 830.0 865.7 865.7
College Operational Income (190.0) (190.0) (190.0)
Net College Resource 640.0 675.7 675.7
College NPD Expenditure 29.3 29.3 29.3
College Depreciation Costs 26.8 27.5 26.7
HE Resource 743.2 768.2 789.2
College Capital Expenditure 37.4 33.7 74.7*
College Capital Receipts (1.7) - -
Net College Capital 35.7 33.7 74.7
HE Capital 342.2 346.7 348.0
HE FTs 61.0 30.5 31.0
HE FTs Income (6.0) (8.4) (8.9)
Total Scottish Funding Council* 1,880.1 1,911.0 1,973.8
of which:
Fiscal Resource 1,420.1 1,480.8 1,501.8
Non-cash 27.1 27.7 27.2
Capital 377.9 380.4 422.7
FTs 55.0 22.1 22.1
UK Funded AME - - -

* Includes £5m to be apportioned between the college, university and CLD sectors

Table 7.07: Advanced Learning and Science Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Higher Education 7.4 14.6 14.9
Qualifications & Accreditation 3.0 3.0 5.0
Science Engagement and Advice 3.0 3.0 3.0
Total Advanced Learning and Science 13.4 20.6 22.9
of which:
Fiscal Resource 13.4 20.6 22.9
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 7.08: Skills and Training Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Skills Development Scotland 224.8 230.9 225.6
Employability & Skills 46.3 46.3 46.3
Total Skills and Training 271.1 277.2 271.9
of which:
Fiscal Resource 270.3 276.3 270.5
Non-cash 0.8 0.9 1.4
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 7.09: Central Government Grants to Local Authorities Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Gaelic 4.5 4.5 4.5
Local Government Attainment Grant** 120.0 140.0 120.0
Local Government ELC Grant 584.2 521.9 521.9
Education and Skills Central Government Grants to Local Authorities 708.7 666.4 646.4
of which:
Fiscal Resource 587.7 666.4 646.4
Non-cash - - -
Capital 121.0 - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -

** As in previous years, a portion of the raising attainment budget line will be used to top-up Pupil Equity Funding above £120m, to meet the increasing costs of the programme. 2021-22 figures include £20 million Pupil Equity Funding premium to support immediate COVID-19 recovery priorities for children and young people most impacted by poverty.

Education and Skills contributions to the National Outcomes

Primary National Outcomes

  • Education
  • Children and Young People

Secondary National Outcomes

  • Communities
  • Human Rights
  • Fair Work and Business
  • International
  • Culture
  • Economy
  • Poverty

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

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