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Local Authority Provisional Outturn (2013-14) and Budget Estimates (2014-15)

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Scotland’s Chief Statistician yesterday published Provisional Outturn 2013-14 and Budget Estimates 2014-15 Statistics. The publication provides net revenue expenditure figures for all the main services carried out by Scotland’s local authorities.

For 2013-14 Scotland’s local authorities’ provisional outturn total net revenue expenditure was £11.716 billion. Of this figure, £4.608 billion (39.3%) was on Education, and £3.018 billion (25.8%) was on Social Work services. These two services account for over half of the overall expenditure.

2013-14 provisional outturn for other main services are: Environmental Services £0.675 billion (5.8%), Culture and Related Services £0.602 billion (5.1%), Roads & Transport £0.459 billion (3.9%), Planning & Development £0.300 billion (2.6%). All other expenditure, including non-HRA housing and Central Services totals £2.054 billion, 17.5% of the total provisional outturn net revenue expenditure.

For 2014-15 Scotland’s local authorities have set a net revenue expenditure budget estimate of £11.788 billion for spending on all services. Of this total, £4.615 billion (39.1%) is for Education, and £3.018 billion (25.6%) is for Social Work services.

2014-15 budget estimates for other main services are: Environmental Services £0.682 billion (5.8%), Culture and Related Services £0.619 billion (5.3%), Roads & Transport £0.449 billion (3.8%), Planning & Development £0.298 billion (2.5%). All other expenditure, including non-HRA housing and Central Services totals £2.107 billion, 17.9% of the total budgeted net revenue expenditure.

The figures released yesterday were produced by independent statistical staff free from any political interference, in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Notes To Editors

The Scottish Government’s Provisional Outturn and Budget Estimates (POBE) has been collected with the help of the 32 unitary local authorities. The continued co-operation of these bodies in completing these returns is gratefully acknowledged.

The provisional outturn 2013-14 expenditure are provisional figures, the final outturn 2013-14 net revenue expenditure figures will be published in the Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics (SLGFS) 2013-14, scheduled for publication in February 2015.

All data are net revenue expenditure figures.

Local Government expenditure is split between revenue and capital expenditure. This publication covers revenue expenditure only. Revenue expenditure is largely made up of employee and operating costs. Gross Revenue Expenditure is the total expenditure on local authority services within a financial year and net revenue expenditure is the gross revenue expenditure less any specific income for individual services. Net revenue expenditure is therefore the expenditure to be financed from General Revenue Funding, Non-Domestic Rates income, Council Tax income and Local Authority Reserves.

The full statistical publication is available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/05/6411

This publication contains a breakdown of provisional outturn and budget estimates by local authority and service.

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff – more information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at:http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About

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