Culture Recovery Fund: Scotland

Treasury written question – answered on 10th December 2021.

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Photo of John Nicolson John Nicolson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his planned timetable is for passing on the remaining £31 million allocated to the Scottish Government as a consequential of the £300 million Culture Recovery Fund uplift in the Budget of March 2021.

Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady Scottish National Party, Glasgow North

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will issue a response to Early Day Motion 734, Barnett Consequentials from the Culture Recovery Fund.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Barnett formula applies to changes in departmental DEL budgets, not when departments make spending or policy announcements.

The UK government has provided the Scottish Government with an additional £6.5 billion of Barnett-based funding this year. It is for the Scottish Government to decide how to allocate this funding across its devolved responsibilities, including how to provide support to the culture sector.

If the Treasury provides additional funding to departments in areas that are devolved in Scotland then the Scottish Government will receive additional funding through the Barnett formula. Final funding allocations will be confirmed at Supplementary Estimates.

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