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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 8 Justice & Veterans Portfolio

Portfolio Responsibilities

The purpose of the Justice portfolio is to keep our communities safe, and to support the administration of justice. By enabling our communities to be safe and resilient, by reducing crime and offending and by supporting victims and witnesses, we aim to improve the wellbeing and life chances of all who engage with the Justice system. In doing this the portfolio plays its part in tackling inequalities, protecting and promoting human rights and contributing to a sustainable, inclusive and prosperous economy.

The Justice portfolio has responsibility for the civil, criminal and administrative justice systems. This includes Scotland’s prisons, courts, tribunals, the legal aid system and criminal justice social work services as well as the contribution of third sector services. The work of the portfolio is underpinned by the principle that everyone should have the right to access justice.

It supports the police and fire & rescue services to not only fulfil their crucial role as responders to emergencies but also to have an integral role in supporting and strengthening Scotland’s communities.

The portfolio supports safe, secure and more resilient communities and works to build Scotland’s resilience by improving Scotland’s preparedness against a range of hazards and threats, including cyber-attacks and serious and organised crime.

The Justice portfolio provides a range of vital public services in which powers are largely devolved to the Scottish Parliament. It also works closely with the UK Government and its agencies to ensure that powers reserved to the UKG, such as counter terrorism and defence, properly serve and protect Scotland and its communities. The portfolio leads on support for our country’s veterans so that Scotland is a positive destination following military service.

The portfolio budget lines also include funding for the collaborative Justice COVID-19 Recover, Renew and Transform programme.

Justice and Veterans

Table 8.01: Spending Plans (Level 2)
Level 2 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Community Justice 44.0 46.3 47.2
Judiciary 36.3 37.3 38.8
Criminal Injuries Compensation 15.5 15.6 15.6
Legal Aid 137.5 138.0 151.9
Police Central Government 57.0 62.3 104.1
Safer and Stronger Communities 11.6 12.6 14.4
Police and Fire Pensions 350.6 350.6 350.6
Scottish Prison Service 442.2 460.2 476.4
Miscellaneous 54.3 55.4 116.8
Scottish Police Authority 1,240.3 1,300.8 1,341.3
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service 333.3 343.2 352.7
Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service 122.6 129.3 133.5
COVID-19 Funding - 75.0 -
Total Justice and Veterans 2,845.2 3,026.6 3,143.3
of which:
Total Fiscal Resource 2,546.5 2,722.6 2,838.4
of which Operating Costs 26.4 28.0 32.1
Non-cash 135.7 137.5 138.9
Capital 163.0 166.5 166.0
Financial Transactions - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Presentational Adjustments for Scottish Parliament Approval
2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Legal Aid (NDPB Non-cash) (0.6) (0.6) (0.6)
SPA (NDPB Non-cash) (50.0) (50.0) (50.0)
SFRS (NDPB Non-cash) (24.8) (26.0) (26.0)
Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (NDPB Non-Cash) (0.2)
Police Loan Charges 3.8 3.8 5.1
Judicial Salaries (35.3) (35.3) (36.3)
PPP/PFI Adjustments 1.2 1.2 1.6
SCTS – shown separately (122.6) (129.3) (133.5)
Central Government Grants to Local Authorities 86.5 86.5 86.5
Total Justice 2,707.9 2,881.5 2,989.9
Total Limit on Income (accruing resources) 39.7
Table 8.02: Community Justice Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Offender Services 40.8 43.1 44.0
Miscellaneous 3.2 3.2 3.2
Total Community Justice 44.0 46.3 47.2
of which:
Fiscal Resource 44.0 46.3 47.1
Non-cash - - 0.1
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 8.03: Judiciary Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Judiciary 1.0 2.0 2.5
Judicial Salaries 35.3 35.3 36.3
Total Judiciary 36.3 37.3 38.8
of which:
Fiscal Resource 36.3 37.3 38.8
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 8.04: Criminal Injuries Compensation Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
CIC Scheme 13.8 13.8 13.8
Criminal Injuries Administration Costs 1.7 1.8 1.8
Total Criminal Injuries Compensation 15.5 15.6 15.6
of which:
Fiscal Resource 15.5 15.6 15.6
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 8.05: Legal Aid Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Legal Aid Administration 11.7 12.2 13.6
Legal Aid Fund 125.8 125.8 138.3
Total Legal Aid 137.5 138.0 151.9
of which:
Fiscal Resource 136.8 137.3 151.2
Non-cash 0.6 0.6 0.6
Capital 0.1 0.1 0.1
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 8.06: Police Central Government Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
National Police Funding & Reform 56.6 61.9 103.7
Police Support Services 0.4 0.4 0.4
Total Police Central Government 57.0 62.3 104.1
of which:
Fiscal Resource 49.9 55.2 94.5
Non-cash 2.5 2.5 2.5
Capital 4.6 4.6 7.1
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 8.07: Safer and Stronger Communities Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Safer Communities 11.6 12.6 14.4
Total Safer and Stronger Communities 11.6 12.6 14.4
of which:
Fiscal Resource 11.6 12.6 14.2
Non-cash - - 0.2
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 8.08: Police and Fire Pensions Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Police Pensions 278.4 278.4 278.4
Fire Pensions 72.2 72.2 72.2
Total Police and Fire Pensions 350.6 350.6 350.6
of which:
Fiscal Resource 350.6 350.6 350.6
Non-cash - - -
Capital - - -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 8.09: Scottish Prison Service Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Scottish Prison Service 442.2 460.2 476.4
Total Scottish Prison Service 442.2 460.2 476.4
of which:
Fiscal Resource 342.2 354.6 369.6
Non-cash 32.2 32.8 34.0
Capital 67.8 72.8 72.8
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 8.10: Miscellaneous Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Safe and Secure Scotland 7.8 8.4 11.2
Victim/Witness Support 18.7 18.2 20.2
Other Miscellaneous 27.8 28.8 85.4
Total Miscellaneous 54.3 55.4 116.8
of which:
Fiscal Resource 49.3 52.4 116.7
Non-cash - - 0.1
Capital 5.0 3.0 -
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 8.11: Scottish Police Authority Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Scottish Police Authority 1,240.3 1,300.8 1,341.3
Total Scottish Police Authority 1,240.3 1,300.8 1,341.3
of which:
Fiscal Resource 1,145.3 1,205.3 1,245.8
Non-cash 50.0 50.0 50.0
Capital 45.0 45.5 45.5
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 8.12: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Operating Expenditure 333.3 343.2 352.7
Total Scottish Fire and Rescue Service 333.3 343.2 352.7
of which:
Fiscal Resource 276.0 284.7 294.2
Non-cash 24.8 26.0 26.0
Capital 32.5 32.5 32.5
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 8.13: Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service 122.6 129.3 133.5
Total Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service 122.6 129.3 133.5
of which:
Fiscal Resource 89.0 95.7 99.9
Non-cash 25.6 25.6 25.6
Capital 8.0 8.0 8.0
FTs - - -
UK Funded AME - - -
Table 8.14: Central Government Grants to Local Authorities Spending Plans (Level 3)
Level 3 2020-21 Budget
£m
2021-22 Budget
£m
2022-23 Budget
£m
Criminal Justice Social Work 86.5 86.5 86.5
Total Justice Central Government Grants to Local Authorities 86.5 86.5 86.5

Justice intended contributions to the National Outcomes

Primary National Outcomes

  • Communities
  • Human Rights

Secondary National Outcomes

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

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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