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Chamber and committees

Question reference: S6W-12444

  • Asked by: Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 22 November 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 30 November 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how much of the £165 million allocated to the National Care Service in its 2022-23 budget has been allocated and spent to date, broken down by expenditure.


Answer

We have revisited the NCS financial memorandum assumptions and, based on a revised recruitment profile and revised investment in data and digital work, £15 million of funding in 2022-23 has been reprioritised. We are taking time to get this right, ensuring engagement through events such as the Forum and launch of the Lived Experience Expert Panel. As a result some costs that would have been expected in this financial year will not occur.