What can the Scottish Government spend money on?

The Scottish Government is responsible for spending taxpayers money on public services which are devolved to the Scottish Parliament. There are ten main areas which include:

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Education and training

Health and Social Services


Law and order

Local Government

Sport and the Arts

Tourism and economic development


In 2019-20 the Scottish Budget is just over £42.5 billion.

You can find out more information on how the Scottish Government spends your money on the Scottish Government website.

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