Scrutiny of Draft Budget 2018-19




The timing of publication of Draft Budget 2018-19 is currently unclear and the Committee has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution inviting him to provide a proposed timetable for scrutiny of draft budget 2018-19 once the timing of the UK budget has been confirmed.

In advance of the Draft Budget’s publication, the Committee has circulated guidance to the subject committees inviting them to consider the following themes in their budget scrutiny— 

  • Outcomes Based Budget Scrutiny
  • Prioritisation
  • Value for Money
  • Preventative Spending
  • Climate Change

Read the Guidance to subject committees June 2017 (109KB pdf).

Draft Budget 2018-19 Correspondence

Other Correspondence

Oral evidence sessions

20 December 2017: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2018-19 from the Scottish Fiscal Commission and then from Scottish Chambers of Commerce, IPPR Scotland and Scottish Trades Union.