GERS 2021 Box 3.2

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Dear Scottish Government,

GERS 2021 Box 3.2

Which of the following was paid for with Scottish revenues?

Social protection spending for Scotland (£ million)

Social security spending in Scotland
State pension, £8,517m
Housing benefit, £1,380m
Universal credit, £3,170m
Other DWP benefits, £2,593m
HMRC child benefit, tax credits, £1,864m
Scottish Government social security, £3,897m
Benefit spending in Scotland, £21,420m
Share of benefit spending outside UK and corporate spend, £368m
Other social protection
Net public sector pensions, £321m
Social care for the elderly and disabled, £2,706
Other, £1,301
Total social protection, £26,017

Yours faithfully,

Marsha Wells

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202200282708

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