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Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee


Scottish Government Resource Spending Review

Background

The Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review Framework (RSRF) is a ‘consultative framework document’ to support a spending review. The purpose of such a review is to set out spending plans for the remainder of the parliamentary term (to cover from 2023-24 to 2026-27). The document, published alongside the Scottish Budget and the Medium-Term Financial Strategy on 9 December 2021, says that the Government’s approach to the spending review will be:

  • Outcome-focused
  • Evidence-informed; and
  • Consultative.

This is the first review since 2011 and it was previously agreed to set out a framework when proceeding with a spending review. The consultation on the framework will run until 27 March 2022.

The Committee’s pre-budget scrutiny report, published on 1 November 2021, focused on the funding of culture. For this Inquiry, the Committee is seeking evidence from a selection of those witnesses who either contributed to the pre-budget scrutiny or might have experience of the mainstreaming of culture, particularly but not exclusively in the sphere of health and wellbeing.


Written evidence

The Committee received written submissions from the following organisations:


Report

The Committee submitted its report as a response to the Scottish Government’s public consultation on its resource spending review framework (RSRF). 

Scottish Government responded to this letter on 8 June 2022.


Oral Evidence

After the publication of the report

9 June 2022

The Committee took evidence from:

Kate Forbes, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, Scottish Government

Angus Robertson, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, Scottish Government

Kirsty Whyte, Team Leader, Resource Spending Review, Scottish Government

Penelope Cooper, Director of Culture and Major Events, Scottish Government

Committee papers

Papers for the meeting on 9 June 2022

Before the publication of the report

17 March 2022

The Committee took evidence from:

Panel 1

Kirsty Cumming, Chief Executive Officer, Community Leisure UK

Duncan Dornan, Head of Museums and Collections, Glasgow Life

Carol Calder, Interim Audit Director, Performance Audit and Best Value, Audit Scotland

Panel 2

Angus Robertson, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, Scottish Government

Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Scottish Government

Penelope Cooper, Director of Culture, Major Events and Covid Co-ordination, Scottish Government

Erica Hawes, Wellbeing Team Leader, Wellbeing and Prevention Unit, Scottish Government

Rebecca Crook, Finance Business Partner, Health Finance, Scottish Government

Committee papers

Papers for the meeting on 17 March 2022

Official Report (substantially verbatim transcript)

Official Report of the meeting on 17 March 2022

3 March 2022

The Committee took evidence from:

Sarah Cameron, Development Manager, Social Enterprise Network Scotland

Committee papers

Papers for the meeting on 3 March 2022

Official Report (substantially verbatim transcript)

Official Report of meeting on 3 March 2022

24 February 2022

The Committee took evidence from:

Diana Murray, Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh

Robbie McGhee, Chair, Arts Culture Health & Wellbeing Scotland

Committee papers

Papers for the meeting on 24 February 2022

Official Report (substantially verbatim transcript)

Official Report of the meeting on 24 February 2022

 

 


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