Pre-Budget Scrutiny


About the Inquiry


The Parliament is moving towards a 'full-year approach' to considering the Scottish Government's budget. This means an element of budget scrutiny will be built into all work conducted by the Committee. The Committee will also continue to carry out budget scrutiny into specific topics. 

Further detail of how the approach will operate in practice is set out in a letter of 22 May to the Convener from the Convener of the Finance and Constitution Committee.

The Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee will be looking at how the Scottish Government’s budget promotes employment and encourages fair work, with a focus on Scotland’s new employment support services; and the financing and support available to community and locally owned energy.


 The Committee has issued a call for views. The call for written views closed on Friday 7 September.

Read the call for views.

Read the written submissions

The Committee requested a written statement from the enterprise agencies:


On 24 September, the Convener wrote to Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills to request further information on the apprenticeship levy.

The Minister responded on 28 September.

On 28 November the Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills wrote to the Committee to inform it of the publication of statistics on devolved employment support services.

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