Funding for the Scottish Budget

Funding for the Scottish Budget comes from a number of different sources. As illustrated in the picture below, we categorise these into three groups, Block Grant funding, funding related to devolved taxes and social security, and other funding.

This picture uses approximate values to illustrate scale, based on the 2020-21 and 2021-22 Scottish Budgets.

The Scottish Budget is set in advance of each financial year, based on plans and forecasts. Over time, as more information is released these plans and forecasts are updated and funding is adjusted accordingly.