Scrutiny of Draft Budget 2018-19

 

Remit

  

Guidance to Committees

In advance of the Draft Budget’s publication, the Committee 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).  

Report on Draft Budget 2018-19

The Committee published its Report on Draft Budget 2018-19 on 26 January 2018.

Draft Budget 2018-19 Correspondence

Other Correspondence

Oral evidence sessions

20 December 2017: The Committee took 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. Please read the Official Report 20 December 2017.

10 January 2018: The Committee took evidence on the OBR's economic and fiscal outlook from Robert Chote, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility and Revenue proposals in the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2018-19 from Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution and the Scottish Government. Please read the Official Report 10 January 2018

15 January 2018: The Committee took evidence on the expenditure proposals in the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2018-19 from Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution, Graham Owenson, Head of Local Government Finance, and John Nicholson, Deputy Director for Financial Scrutiny and Outcomes, Scottish Government. Please read the Official Report 15 January 2018.