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Meeting of the Parliament 16 September 2020 [Draft] : 16 September 2020 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes)

Will the member take an intervention?

Meeting of the Parliament 16 September 2020 [Draft] : 16 September 2020 View PDF version
Kate Forbes

I just want confirmation that Murdo Fraser recognises that the only part of the UK to ensure rates relief for the aviation sector was Scotland.

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes)

As the member will know, GERS provides estimates of revenue raised in Scotland and spending for Scotland under the current constitutional arrangements. It does no...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020 View PDF version
Kate Forbes

Having my way now, I am obliged by law to balance the Scottish Government’s budget, which we have done every year. Just a few months ago, Maurice Golden and his c...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes)

Thankfully, over the past few months, my single focus has been on balancing the budget to pay for personal protective equipment, ensure that businesses get grants...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020 View PDF version
Kate Forbes

We continue to ensure that every part of Scotland gets the investment that it needs to progress its agenda. This year’s programme for government ensures that that...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes)

As I have already said, 40 per cent of spend, 70 per cent of revenue and all the major fiscal levers are reserved, so if Rachael Hamilton has any concerns about t...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020 View PDF version
Kate Forbes

The irony in that question is that Rachael Hamilton is part of a party that has inflicted 10 years of cuts to public spending under the UK Government. The choice ...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020 View PDF version
Kate Forbes

As Jackie Baillie was obviously an avid reader of the growth commission’s report, she also knows that it charted a course on how to increase our public spending w...

Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes)

Although we know that both sectors that the member identifies have been hit hard by the crisis, the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our college and u...

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