CHAPTER 25: ADMINISTRATION
Table 25.01 Detailed Spending Plans 2008-11
Scottish Government Staff
Other Office Overheads 1
Office of the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Capital ICT Projects
Other Capital Expenditure
1. Includes ICT projects and minor non-pay items, e.g. travel, transport, stationery, hospitality, etc.
What the budget does
The Administration budget is focused on ensuring that as an organisation the Scottish Government continues to be both efficient and effective. The budget covers the costs of running the core administration of the Scottish Government, which are mainly staffing and associated costs such as accommodation, information technology and training. The spending supports the delivery of the Government's contribution to all of the strategic objectives set out in this document for all the Ministerial portfolios.
Over the Spending Review period expenditure on the Scottish Government's core administration will increase by an amount just below inflation, giving a reduction in real terms. This reduction will be met from efficiency savings over the period from 2008-09 to 2010-11. The breakdown of spending plans for 2008-09 onwards is subject to change as we seek to reduce overhead costs in favour of minimising the reduction necessary in the number of staff available for deployment to support existing and new priority activities.