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Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Budget scrutiny 2023/24 (The Impact of Human Rights Budgeting)


The Scottish Government is expected to publish its Budget 2023-24 in December 2022. In advance of this, our Committee is undertaking pre-budget scrutiny to influence the Scottish Government’s thinking when preparing this budget. 

The Committee is interested in how the Scottish Government will make sure equality considerations are enshrined in the budget process and are used to inform tax and spending decisions.

Your response to this call for views will inform the pre-budget scrutiny of the Committee and future oral evidence sessions.


The Scottish Government published a number of fiscal documents in May 2022, which are relevant to the committee’s pre-budget scrutiny namely—

In its budget scrutiny work this year, the Committee will also consider the work currently being undertaken by the SPICe Research Fellow, Rob Watts, looking at human rights budgeting and its application in the year-round budget process.

Share your views

 Thank you to everyone who responded to our call for views.

Read the responses



25 October 2022

Evidence session with stakeholders

1 November 2022

Evidence session with the Minister for Equalities and Older People

8 November 2022

Consideration of draft letter (in private)


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