Scottish Budget Historical

Scotland's total budget for 2017-18 was £39,274m. The forecast for 2018-19 is £40,529.8m. This represents an increase of 3.2% in cash terms and an increase of 1.6% in real terms.

The Scottish Government's budget Control limits will rise from £31,869m in 2017-18 to £32,679m in 2018-19. This represents an increase of 2.5% in cash terms and an increase of 1.0% in real terms.
Scottish Budget Historical
Year Cash Terms (£m) Real Terms ( 2017-2018 ) prices (£m)
2008/09 31,935 36,853
2009/10 33,651 38,277
2010/11 34,235 38,242
2011/12 33,488 36,876
2012/13 33,761 36,420
2013/14 34,343 36,426
2014/15 36,390 38,046
2015/16 36,931 38,353
2016/17 37,297 37,879
2017/182 39,274 39,274
2017/19 40,530 39,936

1  Some of the tables for 2018-2019 in the the Scottish Government's budget Document also includes £103.2m in spending for the 'Scottish Parliament and Audit Scotland'. We have not included this number in the chart below or the table in order to provide a like for like comparison with previous years. Adding this to the budget would give a total for 2017-2018 of £38,048.2m.

2Revised Total Scottish Budget numbers for 2017-2018 Calculated using totals of L2 spend from 2018-2019 Draft Document.

We have used the Real Terms Deflator from the November issue of the HMRC GDP Deflator tables, This is inline with the Scottish Government publication