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S5W-11834: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 5 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) budget and (b) outturn was for the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service in each year since its establishment.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 2 November 2017

The information requested is set out in the following table. SMAS has a proven track record of high impact projects and track record of delivering very high returns on public investment that make an immediate and attributable difference to business competitiveness.

Budget 2006-07 – 2016-17

 

2006-

07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

Total expenditure

883.7

1544.7

1678.6

1839.5

2157.6

1950.2

2128.7

2232

2212

2123

2119

SE funding

641.5

886.8

1385.7

1481.5

1649.6

1415.4

1661.9

1685.6

1699

1588

1609

External funding

242.2

657.9

292.9

358.0

508.0

534.8

466.8

546.4

513.0

535.0

510.0

Efficiency Savings delivered

1548

11912

17066

16498

21873

20045

21346

25264

27000

30300

29100

 Outturns - Business Support Activities 2006-07 – 2016-17

 

2006-

07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Manufacturing Reviews completed

198

220

228

260

396

359

342

294

322

291

314

Improvement Projects started

45

83

75

153

229

229

182

239

216

211

139

Improvement Projects completed

12

51

64

136

214

214

184

186

203

202

143

To be noted that SMAS also introduced a new service in 2016-2017 – The Business Improvement Academy. During this year a total of 37 businesses completed the Academy programme. This is focused on workplace innovation which does not count as individual company projects on here due to the way in which the service is accounted for, and therefore, not included in the table.