Meeting Papers & Official Reports

October 2019

22nd Meeting, Wednesday 09 October 2019

Referendums (Scotland) Bill (in private)  - consideration of a draft report

Agenda (42KB pdf)

Minutes for 9 October 2019 (25KB pdf)



21 Meeting, Wednesday 02 October 2019

At its next meeting the committee will take evidence on the Fiscal Framework Outturn Report and consider the draft EU Structural Funds Report.

Papers for the meeting on 2nd October 2019 (391KB PDF)

Official Report of Meeting 2 October 2019

Minutes of the meeting on 2nd October 2019 (44KB PDF)



September 2019

20th Meeting, Wednesday 25 September 2019

At its next meeting the committee will take evidence on the Referendums (Scotland) Bill

Papers for the meeting on 25th September 2019 (206KB PDF)

Official Report of Meeting 25 September 2019

Minutes of the Meeting held on 25 September 2019 (44KB PDF)



19th Meeting, Wednesday 18 September 2019

The Committee will take evidence on the Referendums (Scotland) Bill

Meeting Papers for 18 September 2019 (1.1MB PDF)

Official Report of Meeting 18 September 2019

Minutes of Meeting on Wednesday 18 September 2019 (100KB PDF)



18th Meeting, Wednesday 11 September 2019

The Committee will take evidence from the Scottish Fiscal Commission - Forecast Evaluation Report

The Committee will also take evidence on the Referendums (Scotland) Bill

Meeting Papers for 11 September 2019 (2.04MB PDF)

Official Report of Meeting 11 September 2019

Minutes of the Meeting on 11 September 2019 (41KB PDF)



17th Meeting, Wednesday 04 September 2019

Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - the Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1.

Contingent liability (in private) - the Committe will take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair work. 

Meeting papers for 4 September 2019 (2013KB pdf)

 

Official Report of Meeting 4 September 2019

Minutes from meeting 4 September 2019 (98KB pdf)



June 2019

16 Meeting, Wednesday 26 June 2019

The Committee will meet in public and take evidence on: Funding of EU Structural Fund Priorities in Scotland, post-Brexit; Referendums (Scotland) Bill; and the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill Financial Memorandum.

Meeting Papers (657KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 26 June 2019

Minutes from 26 June 2019 (99KB pdf)



15 Meeting, Wednesday 19 June 2019

The Committee will take evidence on the Internal Market with academics from: the University of Strathclyde; University of Aberdeen; Queen's University Belfast; University of Liverpool; and University of Stirling. The Committee will then take evidence in a roundtable format on the Funding of EU Structural Fund Priorties in Scotland, post-Brexit. This item will include witnesses from: the Highlands and Islands European Partnership; Aberdeen City Council, on behalf of Scottish Cities; Industrial Communities Alliance; University of Stirling; Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; Angus LEADER Local Action Group; and Zero Waste Scotland.

Meeting Papers (4,318KB pdf).

Late submission from Professor David Bell and Willem Sas, University of Stirling:

Official Report of Meeting 21 June 2019

Minutes of Meeting (43KB pdf)



14 Meeting, Wednesday 12 June 2019

Meeting Papers (1,535KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 12 June 2019

Minutes of Meeting (43KB pdf)



13th Meeting, Wednesday 05 June 2019

The Committee will hold a public evidence session on Scotland's Economic and Fiscal Forecasts. Evidence will be taken from: Dame Susan Rice, Professor Alasdair Smith and John Ireland from the Scottish Fiscal Commission.

Meeting Papers (591KB pdf)

An adviser briefing paper was also provided and looked at the Scottish Fiscal Commission May 2019 forecasts:

Adviser paper (298KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 5 June 2019

Minutes of Meeting (95KB pdf) 



May 2019

12 Meeting, Wednesday 29 May 2019

The Committee will take evidence in a roundtable format on Additional Dwelling Supplement. Witnesses include individuals from: Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO); ARLA Propertymark and NAEA Propertymark; Law Society of Scotland; Scottish Property Federation; Scottish Association of Landlords; Chartered Institute of Taxation; KPMG LLP; Revenue Scotland; Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland; Homes for Scotland and Headon Developments.

Meeting Papers (376KB pdf)

Additional submissions were received from Law Society of Scotland, ALACHO and Headon Developments (representing Homes for Scotland):

Law Society of Scotland submission (460 KB pdf)

ALACHO (201KB pdf)

Headon Developments (representing Homes for Scotland) (143KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 29 May 2019

Minutes of Meeting (97KB pdf)



11th Meeting, Wednesday 15 May 2019

The Committee will meet in public to take evidence from Ivan McKee, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Scottish Government, on trade negotiations.

Meeting Papers

 

 

Official Report of Meeting 15 May 2019

Minutes of Meeting



10th Meeting, Wednesday 08 May 2019

Meeting Papers (369KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 8 May 2019

Minutes of Meeting



April 2019

9th Meeting, Wednesday 24 April 2019

Earnings in Scotland

Official Report of Meeting 24 April 2019

Minutes of Meeting 24 April 2019



8th Meeting, Wednesday 03 April 2019

The Committee will hold a public evidence session on Brexit. The Committee will take evidence from Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, and other Scottish Government officials. There are no meeting papers prepared for this session.

Agenda for Meeting 3 April 2019

Official Report of Meeting 3 April 2019

Minutes of Meeting 3 April 2019



March 2019

7th Meeting, Wednesday 20 March 2019

The Committee will meet in private and discuss two agenda items: UK Common Frameworks; and the work programme.

Agenda for Meeting 20 March 2019

Minutes of Meeting 20 March 2019



6th Meeting, Wednesday 13 March 2019

The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish VAT Assignment in a roundtable format from: Mark Taylor, Audit Scotland; Charlotte Barbour, ICAS; John Cullinane, Chartered Institute of Taxation; Professor Graeme Roy, Fraser of Allander Institute; John Ireland, Scottish Fiscal Commission; and Dr Paul Mathews, Office for Budget Responsibility.

The Committee will also take evidence on The Budget (Scotland) Act 2018 Amendment Regulations 2019, and The Scottish Landfill Tax (Standard Rate and Lower Rate) Order 2019: SSI 2019/58 from Kate Forbes, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy.

Meeting Papers for Meeting 13 March 2019 

Official Report of Meeting 13 March 2019

Minutes of Meeting 13 March 2019



February 2019

5th Meeting, Wednesday 27 February 2019

The Committee will take evidence on UK Common Frameworks from Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, and other Scottish Government officials.

Meeting Papers for 27 February 2019

Official Report of Meeting 27 February 2019

Minutes of Meeting 27 February 2019



4th Meeting, Wednesday 06 February 2019

The Committee will take evidence on the Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill at Stage 2 from Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, and other Scottish Government officials.

Meeting Papers for 6 February 2019

Official Report of Meeting 6 February 2019

Minutes of Meeting 6 February 2019



January 2019

3rd Meeting, Wednesday 23 January 2019

The Committee will consider a draft report on the Scottish Government Budget 2019-20.

Meeting Papers 23 January 2019

Minutes of Meeting 23 January 2019



2nd Meeting, Wednesday 16 January 2019

The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government Budget from Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Aidan Grisewood, Head of Tax Division, and John Nicholson, Deputy Director for Public Spending, Scottish Government.

In addition, the Committee will take evidence on the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Tax Rates and Tax Bands Etc) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 from Kate Forbes, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, and James McLellan, Head of Fully Devolved Taxes Policy Unit, Scottish Government.

Meeting Papers 16 January 2019

Official Report of Meeting 16 January 2019

Minutes of Meeting 16 January 2019



1st Meeting, Wednesday 09 January 2019

Budget Scrutiny 2019-20

The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government's Budget 2019-20 from the Scottish Fiscal Commission and from Robert Chote, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility.

Meeting Papers for 9 January 2019 (7.16MB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 9 January 2019

Minutes of Meeting 9 January 2019 (97KB, pdf)





Name change

On 29 September 2016, the Finance Committee's name and remit was amended to the Finance and Constitution Committee.

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