At the current rate, three more Calmac ferries would cost approaching £1 billion.
In February 2023, and once more missing me, thanks to our ‘quality’ MSM coverage:
From the Scottish Parliament:
In 2023-24 the amount paid out in devolved social security benefits is forecast to increase by around £1 billion – from £4.2 billion in 2022-23 to £5.2 billion in 2023-24.
Most of the £1 billion increase in spending is focused on:
- Adult Disability Payment and Personal Independence Payment, increasing by £642 million and
- Scottish Child Payment, increasing by £216 million.
Together these two make up 81% of the increase in Social Security spending (£858 million out of the £1,057 million increase).