Scotland’s new Budget Framework

FAI Director, Graeme Roy, gave a presentation to the David Hume Institute on 11th May on Scotland’s new Budget Framework. The slides are provided below, and the text of the speech will be available in due course from the David Hume Institute website. Slides are available to download here.

Boosting the Scottish Government’s Budget?

Yesterday, the Scottish Government announced a ‘Budget boost for economy and public services’. This included an additional £220 million of spending on top of plans set out December’s Draft Budget. Details on the various sources of this ‘new money’ are as yet unclear and clearly there will be ongoing debates …

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Has the Scottish budget increased or decreased since 2010/11?

The Finance Committee meeting last Wednesday included a lively exchange about the extent to which the Scottish Government’s budget has changed since 2010/11. Murdo Fraser argued that the Scottish budget has increased in real terms between 2010/11 and 2017/18. Cabinet Secretary for Finance Derek Mackay replied that there had been …

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Local Government Settlement? So who is right? (Well both are!)

There has been much debate since yesterday’s Scottish Budget for 2017-18 about the settlement for local government and local services. The Scottish Government have argued that there is more money for local services, whilst others – primarily the opposition and local government – argue that local government budgets are being …

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