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Our funding and expenditure

As a public body, Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS) is allocated revenue grant in aid by the Scottish Government each year, to carry out its activities as directed in the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011.

CHS’ Corporate Plan 2015-18 indicates in high level terms, how CHS plans to spend its grant in aid over the three year period. The detail of how CHS plans to deploy its financial and human resources is given each year in its Business Plan. CHS then reports on how it has spent its grant in aid through the publication of its Annual Accounts each autumn.

Funding

In the 2013/14 financial year, CHS was allocated revenue grant in aid of £3.30m.

In the 2014/15 financial year, CHS was allocated revenue grant in aid of £3.70m. 

In the 2015/16 financial year, CHS was allocated revenue grant in aid of £3.70m.

In the 2016/17 financial year, CHS has been allocated revenue grant in aid of £3.70m.

Expenditure

2012/13

CHS published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2012/13 on 31 October 2013. In the year ended 31 March 2013, CHS reported expenditure of £1.151 million (2012: £0.528 million) against revenue grant-in-aid of £1.250 million (2012: £0.750 million). The activities associated with the establishment of a new body involve a degree of unpredictability and the underspend reflects this. The General Fund has a surplus of £0.321 million as at 31 March 2013 (2012: £0.222 million).

2013/14

CHS published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2013/14 on 22 October 2014. In the year ended 31 March 2014, CHS reported expenditure of £3.3 million (2013: £1.151 million) against revenue grant-in-aid of £3.3 million (2013: £1.250 million). The General Fund has a cash surplus of £0.321 million as at 31 March 2014 (2013: £0.321 million).

2014/15

In the year ended 31 March 2015, CHS reported expenditure of £3.760 million (2014: £3.3 million) against revenue grant-in-aid of £3.6 million (2014: £3.3 million). The General Fund has a surplus of £0.161 million as at 31 March 2015 (2014: £0.321 million).

2015/16

2015/16: CHS will publish its annual accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016 later this year.

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

Sections 31 and 32 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 impose duties on the Scottish Government and listed public bodies to publish information on the following types of expenditure as soon as reasonably practicable after each year end:

  • public relations
  • overseas travel
  • hospitality and entertainment
  • external consultancy
  • individual payments greater than £25,000

CHS will publish this information as part of its Publication Scheme.

Procurement

As a public body, CHS must comply with public sector procurement obligations. Please visit the ‘Procurement’ section for more information.