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.
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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