The Inspectorate's budget for 2010-11 was £350,000. The expenditure was as follows.
In terms of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 there are duties now to publish certain information. These are to provide information in connection with the following matters:
- Public relations
- Overseas travel
- Hospitality and entertainment
- External consultancy
The only category in which the Inspectorate expended any money was on overseas travel. A member of the Inspectorate staff attended the International Association of Prosecutors annual meeting in The Hague. The total cost of this was £1,675.00.
The budget for 2011/12 is £320,000 following the budget revisions which took place in 2010.
Following last year's Scottish Government restructuring the Inspectorate moved from Economy to Governance and Communities. The budget is now part of the Parliamentary Business and Government Strategy Portfolio under the control of the Minister for Parliamentary Business. The outcome of the 2011 Spending Review is currently awaited.