Scottish Government Budget

The Scottish Budget sets out the Scottish Government's planned spending for the upcoming financial year. This page provides information and analysis to support Parliamentary scrutiny.

Below you will find links to the Scottish Budget 2019-20 and associated documents. spreadsheets produced by the Financial Scrutiny Unit showing the proposed spending at different levels of detail, based on information provided by the Scottish Government, can be found in the SPICe documents sidebar.

Government Documents




Explore the budget

Visualisations which allow you to explore the Scottish Governments budget.


Budget Scrutiny

This page provides guidance on the four principles of financial scrutiny.


Taxation Tools

A suite of tools which allow you to explore the devolved taxes.

How much income tax am I paying in 2019-20?

Find out how much tax you pay under the Scottish Governments tax policy for 2017-18.


Previous year’s budget

Briefings and data on the Scottish Government's Budget for 2016-17.


UK Budget documents

Information on how the UK budgets affect the Scottish budget .

SPICe documents

Scottish Government Draft Budget: 2020-21       

Published: 06 February 2020


Social Impact Data Explorer

Published: 7 December 2018 

Updated: 6 February 2019

  • Addresses problem with selecting local authorities
  • Add new function to compare against benchmarking group


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