Helping the devolved administrations deal with the effects of the pandemic

The UK government has announced over £2 billion in additional emergency funding for the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland  – ensuring they have the flexibility and the resources they need to protect jobs and livelihoods across the United Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Support schemes implemented across the UK have protected thousands of jobs and livelihoods during Covid-19 - providing billions in additional funding to the devolved administrations. However, it is recognised that the governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland need further support to carry out their vital role during this pandemic.
  • That is why the UK government is providing an additional £1.1 billion to the Scottish Government, bringing the total to £9.7 billion; £650 million to the Welsh Government, bringing the total to £5.85 billion; and £300 million to the Northern Ireland Executive, bringing the total to £3.3billion. This funding will provide support to people, businesses and public services affected by coronavirus.
  • This further funding, which can be carried over into the next financial year, will ensure that the UK Government and the devolved administrations can continue to shield people and businesses across the United Kingdom from the worst effects of the pandemic.
  • This money would not be available to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland if they were independent states. The UK is able to provide this support because we are stronger and more prosperous together.


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