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Spending Review 2011 and Draft Budget 2012-13, 21/09/11 [S]

The Scottish Government has announced the Scottish Spending Review for 2011 and the Draft Budget for 2012-13.

This confirms that despite a 36 per cent real terms cut to Scotland's capital budget in the UK spending review, Government-supported investment will grow over the next three years.

The Spending Review 2011 includes:

  • 50 million investment in an Early Years Change Fund over the next four years
  • A deal with councils to maintain teacher numbers in line with pupil numbers
  • 10 million for the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) in 2012-13, via ring-fenced funding allocated to Creative Scotland.
  • A record number of 125,000 new start Modern Apprenticeships over the next 5 years
  • Guaranteeing a place in learning or training for every 16 to 19 year old
  • Extending the 'Cashback for Communities' scheme
  • Implementing a shift to preventative spending with specific funding of 500 million over the next three years to encourage joint working across the public sector in adult social care, early years and tackling re-offending
For full details see the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament websites.

Further Information

Scottish Spending Review 2011 and Draft Budget 2012-13
Spending Review 2011
Education - Spending Review
Health - Spending Review

Justice - Spending Review
Finance Secretary Statement to the Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament Official Report 21 September 2011