Draft Budget 2018-19


About the Inquiry

This page contains information on the Committee's consideration of the Draft Budget 2018-19.


Call for Written Evidence

The Committee has launched a call for written evidence from all interested parties as part of its consideration of the Scottish Government 's Draft Budget 2018-19.  The closing date for submissions is Friday 3 November 2017.

Read the call for evidence

Written Submissions

Read the submissions on the Scottish Government 's Draft Budget 2018-19


Letter sent by the Committee to the Conveners of the following Committees in relation to the Draft Budget 2018-19:

  • Letter sent on 29 September 2017 (218KB pdf)  
  • Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee
  • Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee
  • Education and Skills Committee
  • Equalities and Human Rights Committee
  • Health and Sport Committee
  • Justice Committee
  • Local Government and Communities Committee
  • Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee
  • Social Security Committee

On 6 October 2017, the Committee wrote to the following organisations as part of its pre-budget scrutiny.


Main Research Providers

Other Research Organisations

In addition the Committee also sent the following letter highlighting the call for evidence to various stakeholders.

  • Letter to stakeholders on draft budget scrutiny and call for evidence 6 October 2017 (113KB pdf) 
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)
  • Animal and Plant Health Agency
  • Carnegie Trust
  • The Committee of Scottish Bankers (CSCB)
  • Community Energy Scotland
  • Community Woodlands Association (CWA)
  • Crofting Commission
  • Development Trusts Association Scotland
  • Food Standards Agency Scotland
  • Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHBD)
  • Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)
  • Marine Conservation Society
  • National Beef Association Scotland (NBA)
  • National Farmers Union Scotland
  • National Sheep Association (NSA)
  • NHS Scotland
  • Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)
  • Road Haulage Association (RHA)
  • Rivers and Fisheries Trust
  • RSPB
  • Rural Housing Service
  • Scotch Whisky Association
  • Scotland Food and Drink
  • Scotland: National Rural Network
  • Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA)
  • Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS)
  • Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW)
  • Scottish Beef Cattle Association
  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
  • Scottish Dairy Cattle Association (SDCA)
  • Scottish Federation of Meat Traders
  • Scottish Food and Drink Federation
  • Scottish SPCA
  • Seafish
  • Tenant Farming Forum
  • Zero Waste Scotland

The Committee also wrote to the Education and Skills Committee to advise it of its approach to consideration of the draft Budget 2018-19