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. These include:

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Education and training

Health and social care


Law and order

Local government

Some aspects of social security

Sport and the arts

Tourism and economic development


In 2020-21 the Scottish Budget is just over £49.3 billion.

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

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