In our Spending Round 2019 request, the Ministry of Justice sought funding for the department’s key priorities. This included funding to prepare for Brexit, to ensure the effective operation of the courts and tribunals system, to deliver a strong probation service, and to support a prisons system which provides decent and safe accommodation, and reduces reoffending.
The Ministry was successful in securing a 4.9% real term increase in our fiscal resource funding for the next financial year, having agreed a settlement of £8.142bn. In addition to our resource budget we also agreed a capital settlement for 2020-21 of £620m.
We have subsequently agreed additional funding for 2020-21 of £156m to further invest in custodial maintenance. Our revised settlement for 2020-21 is £8.198bn fiscal resource and £720m capital. We are now in the process of setting internal budget allocations to ensure this budget delivers our priorities as effectively as possible.