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Budget (Scotland) Act 2011


This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).


(introduced by section 1)

PurposesAmount of resources (other than accruing resources)Amount of accruing resources
1. For use by the Scottish Ministers (through the First Minister’s portfolio) on: support for the arts, culture and creativity in Scotland, including the Gaelic language; cultural organisations; the creative industries; Historic Scotland; central government grants to non-departmental public bodies, local authorities and other bodies and organisations; expenditure on corporate and central services; expenditure in relation to the running costs of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prosecution in Scotland; Protocol and UK relations; international relations and development assistance241,869,00033,000,000
2. For use by the Scottish Ministers (through their Finance and Sustainable Growth portfolio) on: the running and capital costs of the Scottish Public Pensions Agency; expenditure on committees, commissions and other portfolio services; expenditure and grant assistance in relation to public service reform and efficiency; data sharing and standards; support for the running costs of Scottish Futures Trust Limited; support for passenger rail services, rail infrastructure and associated rail services; support for the development and delivery of concessionary travel schemes; funding for major public transport projects; the running costs of Transport Scotland; funding for the Strategic Transport Projects Programme; funding for travel information services; the maintenance and enhancement of the trunk road infrastructure; support for ferry services, loans and grants relating to vessel construction, grants for pier and other infrastructure and funding for a pilot of a road equivalent tariff; support for Highlands and Islands Airports Limited, support for air services and funding for the Air Discount Scheme; support for the bus industry; support for the Forth Estuary Transport Authority and Tay Road Bridge Joint Board; support for the freight industry; support for British Waterways Scotland; funding to promote sustainable and active travel; contributing to the running costs of Regional Transport Partnerships and other bodies associated with the transport sector; funding for road safety; costs in relation to funding the office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner; loans to Scottish Water and Scottish Water Business Stream Holdings Limited; water grants, including to the Water Industry Commission for Scotland; funding of strategic contracts to increase the resilience and capacity of third sector organisations; planning; architecture; building standards; tourism; grant in aid for Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise; Regional Selective Assistance, including Innovation and Investment grants; telecommunications infrastructure; European Structural Fund grants to the Enterprise Networks, local authorities, further and higher education institutions, third sector bodies and other eligible bodies and organisations; costs of delivery and evaluation of European Structural Fund; energy-related activities; central government grants to local authorities; sundry enterprise-related activities2,216,943,000186,000,000
3. For use by the Scottish Ministers (through their Health and Wellbeing portfolio) on: hospital and community health services; family health services; community care; central government grants to local authorities; social care; welfare food (Healthy Start); payments to the Skipton Fund; other health services; sportscotland and delivery of the 2014 Commonwealth Games; housing subsidies and guarantees; Scottish Housing Regulator running costs; Energy Assistance Package; Home Insulation Schemes; repayment of debt and any associated costs; other expenditure, contributions and grants relating to housing; activities relating to homelessness; research and publicity and other portfolio services; grants to registered social landlords; loans to individuals; community engagement; regeneration programmes; grants for Vacant and Derelict Land Fund; programmes promoting social inclusion; expenditure relating to equality issues12,286,920,0002,050,000,000
4. For use by the Scottish Ministers (through their Education and Lifelong Learning portfolio) on: schools; training and development of teachers; educational research, development and promotion; international and other educational services; qualifications assessment and skills; funding of the Additional Support Needs Tribunals and HM Inspectors of Education; Disclosure Scotland and Social Work Inspection Agency; childcare, including care for vulnerable children; youth work, including youth justice and associated social work services; central government grants to local authorities; grant in aid for the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council, Skills Development Scotland Limited, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Learning and Teaching Scotland, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration and Scottish Social Services Council; funding for the Student Awards Agency for Scotland and related costs, including the Student Loan Scheme; Enterprise in Education; funding activities associated with young people Not in Education, Employment or Training; research-related activities and science-related programmes delivered by the Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, including the funding of fellowships (including those funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh); sundry lifelong learning activities, including the provision of Education Maintenance Allowances and funding for International Students2,584,170,000174,000,000
5. For use by the Scottish Ministers (through their Justice portfolio) on: legal aid, including the running costs of the Scottish Legal Aid Board; the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission; criminal injuries compensation (including administration); certain services relating to crime, including the Parole Board for Scotland; the Scottish Prison Service; the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission; the Risk Management Authority; the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland; the Scottish Police Services Authority, other police services and superannuation of police on secondment; police loan charges; the payment of police and fire pensions; Scottish Resilience; central government grants to local authorities; measures in relation to community safety and antisocial behaviour; measures in relation to drug abuse and treatment; the Scottish Tribunal Service; miscellaneous services relating to the administration of justice; residential accommodation for children; community justice services; court services, including judicial pensions; the Accountant in Bankruptcy; certain legal services; costs and fees in connection with legal proceedings1,734,952,00039,700,000
6. For use by the Scottish Ministers (through their Rural Affairs and the Environment portfolio) on: market support; support for agriculture in special areas, including crofting communities; rural development, agri-environmental and farm woodland measures; compensation to sheep producers; animal health; agricultural education; advisory, research and development services; botanical and scientific services; assistance to production, marketing and processing; administration, land management and other agricultural services; assistance to the Scottish fisheries sector, including fisheries protection, research, administration, development, special services, marine management and other services; natural heritage; environment protection; rural affairs; other environmental expenditure; flood prevention; coastal protection; air quality monitoring; climate change activities; water grants, including to the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland462,426,000602,100,000
7. For use by the Scottish Ministers on: administrative and operational costs; costs of providing continuing services to the Scottish Parliament; costs associated with the functions of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland236,000,00026,600,000
8. For use by the Lord Advocate (through the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (and the office of Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer)) on: administrative costs, including costs relating to the office of Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (including special payments made in relation to intestate estates which fall to the Crown as ultimate heir); fees paid to temporary procurators fiscal; witness expenses; victim expenses where applicable and other costs associated with Crown prosecutions and cases brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002108,200,0002,000,000
9. For use by the Scottish Ministers (through their Local Government portfolio) on: revenue support grants and payment to local authorities of non-domestic rates in Scotland; other local authority grants and special grants relating to council tax and spend-to-save scheme; housing support grant; other services, including payments under the Bellwin scheme covering floods, storms and other emergencies10,482,132,000Nil
10. For use by the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Scotland (through the General Register Office for Scotland) on: administrative and operational costs (including costs associated with running the ScotlandsPeople Centre)19,000,0007,000,000
11. For use by the Scottish Ministers and the Keeper of the Records of Scotland (through the National Archives of Scotland) on: administrative and operational costs (including costs associated with running the ScotlandsPeople Centre)8,900,0001,000,000
12. For use by the Scottish Ministers on: pensions, allowances, gratuities etc. payable in respect of the teachers’ and national health service pension schemes3,230,367,0001,675,000,000
13. For use by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator on: administrative and operational costs3,287,000Nil
14.For use by the Scottish Court Service on: administrative and operational costs79,860,00020,000,000
Total of amounts of resources33,695,026,0004,816,400,000


(introduced by section 2)

PurposeAmount of resources other than accruing resourcesAmount of accruing resources
1. For use by the Forestry Commissioners in or as regards Scotland on the promotion of forestry in Scotland, including advising on the development and delivery of forestry policy, regulating the forestry sector and supporting it through grant in aid; managing the national forest estate in Scotland; administrative costs71,500,00021,100,000
2. For use by the Food Standards Agency in or as regards Scotland on administrative and operational costs, including research, monitoring and surveillance and public information and awareness relating to food safety and standards10,900,000Nil
3. For use by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body on ongoing costs associated with the administration and operation of the Scottish Parliament; payments in respect of the Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland (incorporating the Public Standards and Public Appointments Commissioners for Scotland), the Standards Commission for Scotland, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, the Scottish Information Commissioner, the Scottish Commission for Human Rights and the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland; any other payments relating to the Scottish Parliament87,990,000800,000
4. For use by Audit Scotland, including assistance and support to the Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission for Scotland; other audit work for public bodies; payment of pensions to former Local Government Ombudsmen and their staff7,070,00022,000,000


(introduced by section 5)

1. Section 25 of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990 (Scottish Enterprise)10,000,000
2. Section 26 of that Act (Highlands and Islands Enterprise)1,000,000
3. Section 48 of the Environment Act 1995 (Scottish Environment Protection Agency)Nil
4. Section 42 of the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Scottish Water)35,100,000
5. Section 14 of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Scottish Water Business Stream Holdings Limited)Nil

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