Following the recent SIG meeting it was agreed that Scottish Government would provide the following clarification on the funding situation:
SG has provided two updates about funding recently, they included:
- A funding letter to Directors of Education in August which said ‘Local Authorities will wish to note the expectation that this developmental funding will reach an end before full implementation in 2021.
- In addition SG updated the Languages Network Group Scotland at the end of October that the Scottish Government would be publishing a one year budget for 2017-18. These updates reflect the economic and fiscal uncertainty associated with the EU Referendum and that Scottish Government will be publishing a Draft Budget for 2017-18 on 15th December.
This means that, as with a great number of programmes across Government:
- the additional Local Authority funding announced for 2017-18 will be for that year only.
- further announcements will be made on a year by year basis (for as long as we are in a one year budget).