Scottish Government consolidated accounts: 2018-2019
Annual report of consolidated financial results of the Scottish Government, its Executive Agencies and the Crown Office, prepared in accordance with IFRS.
Social Security and Older People
Portfolio Outturn Statement for the Year Ended 31 March 2019
|-||Social Security Assistance||2||191||-||191||193||(2)|
|37||Total Expenditure Limit||263||-||263||274||(11)|
|UK Funded Annually Managed Expenditure|
|-||UK Funded AME||-|
|-||Capital - Additions||3||18||-||18||15||3|
In addition to direct expenditure, the share of administration costs allocated to the Social Security and Older People portfolio is £9m. This gives a total net expenditure of £290m.
Explanation of Major Variances greater than £3m:
Note 1 £3m as a result of the reclassification of Social Security Scotland expenditure (see Note 3). Further £5m of miscellaneous minor underspends across a range of programmes.
Note 2 This budget is demand led and funds Carer's Allowance, Carer's Allowance Supplement and Best Start Grant. The budget was set with reference to Scottish Fiscal Commission and UK Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts.
Note 3 Reclassification of Social Security Scotland expenditure (see note 1).
Remaining £1m consists of other minor variances across a number of programmes within the portfolio.
The Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCOSS) was established as an advisory Non-Ministerial Department with effect from January 2019, set up to provide independent scrutiny of the Scottish social security system (including benefit regulations). SCOSS will publish annual accounts from financial reporting period 2020-21 onwards, under Accounts Direction from Scottish Ministers. All expenditure incurred by SCOSS in the period from January until 31 March 2019 is reported within the Social Security and Older People Portfolio. The amount included in Social Security line above is £11,255.84. For further information see https://www.gov.scot/groups/scottish-commission-on-social-security/
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