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Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee MSPs visit Inverness, Dunfermline and Paisley to hear views on European Structural Funds

31.05.2019

MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Constitution Committee are to visit Dunfermline, Paisley and Inverness next week (3 and 4 June).

Parliament should have the opportunity to scrutinise and agree all UK Common Frameworks, says Finance and Constitution Committee

25.03.2019

The Scottish Parliament should have the opportunity to scrutinise and agree all UK Common frameworks says Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee.

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee calls for views on funding of EU structural fund priorities, post-Brexit

04.03.2019

The future of EU Structural Funding following Brexit is to be the subject of a new parliamentary inquiry at Holyrood, it has been announced.

Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee warns of strong evidence of a demographic risk to the size of Scottish budget

07.11.2018

Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee warns of strong evidence of a demographic risk to the size of Scottish budget

Clear impasse has been reached between UK and Scottish Government on Sewel Convention says Holyrood Committee

31.10.2018

A clear impasse has been reached between the UK and Scottish Government on the operation and meaning of the Sewel Convention, says Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee.

Finance & Constitution Committee begins next phase of its constitutional scrutiny: Common UK frameworks

18.06.2018

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee has begun the next phase of its constitutional scrutiny with a call for evidence on Common UK frameworks.

Holyrood Committee recommends ‘political solution’ to Clause 11 otherwise Parliament should not consent to EU Withdrawal Bill

10.05.2018

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee says the disagreement over Clause 11 and Schedule 3 of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill can be resolved through “mutual trust and respect” between governments across the UK.

Holyrood overhauls its budget process, says Bruce Crawford MSP

08.05.2018

MSPs have this evening formally ratified the Scottish Parliament’s new budget process (Tuesday 8 May 2018).

Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee warns of forecast error risk to public finances in Scotland

26.01.2018

Scotland’s public finances are exposed to risk if the Scottish Fiscal Commission’s income tax revenue growth forecasts are overly optimistic, says Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee.

Senior MSPs to set out concerns at House of Lords talks on EU Withdrawal Bill

18.01.2018

Senior MSPs representing three Holyrood Committees will attend House of Lords talks on Thursday on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill and Brexit.

Holyrood Committee visits Aberdeen to discuss Scotland’s budget and the impact of Brexit on the north east

12.01.2018

Businesses, the third sector and other organisations are to meet with MSPs in Aberdeen on Monday to discuss Scotland’s budget and the impact of Brexit on jobs and finances in the north east.

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee will not recommend consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill in its current form

09.01.2018

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee is not in a position to recommend legislative consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill, says a parliamentary report published today.

Holyrood Committee visits Aberdeen to discuss Scotland’s budget and the impact of Brexit on the north east

27.12.2017

Businesses, the third sector, and other organisations are to meet with MSPs in Aberdeen next month to discuss Scotland’s budget and the impact of Brexit on jobs and finances in the north east, it has been announced.

Parliamentary Committees engage in inter-parliamentary dialogue on Brexit at Westminster

13.10.2017

Senior representatives of three Scottish Parliament Committees today participated in inter-parliamentary dialogue on Brexit related issues.

Public finance experts call for ‘cultural change’ to Holyrood’s budget process

30.06.2017

Holyrood’s budget process needs to be substantially revised to take account of Scotland’s new financial powers and fiscal framework, says an expert review group.

Finance and Constitution Committee calls for evidence on the impact of Brexit on the Scottish Budget

30.06.2017

The Finance and Constitution Committee has issued a call for evidence on the impact of Brexit on the Scottish Budget.

Holyrood’s Finance Committee endorses Air Departure Tax Bill but criticises the Government’s lack of evidence

01.04.2017

The general principles of the Scottish Government’s Air Departure Tax (ADT) Bill have been endorsed in a parliamentary report published today.

Review of Holyrood's budget process: interim report identifies key themes

10.03.2017

An interim report considering what changes may be required to Holyrood's budget process as a result of the further devolution of financial powers has been published today.

Unanimous report from Holyrood’s Finance Committee warns of much greater degree of volatility and uncertainty in Scotland’s budget process

27.01.2017

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee’s report on the Scottish Government’s draft budget is published today.

Air Departure Tax Bill to be examined by Holyrood’s Finance Committee

13.01.2017

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee is to examine the Air Departure Tax (ADT) Bill, it has been announced.

Holyrood’s Finance Committee asks the public for ‘taxing’ questions on the Scottish Government’s budget

16.12.2016

Members of the public will have a new opportunity using social media to put questions to Scotland’s Finance Minister Derek McKay about Scotland’s Budget, says Holyrood’s Finance Committee.

First year of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax “operationally successful” but too early for conclusions says Committee

05.12.2016

Scotland’s transition to the new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) was ‘operationally successful’, says the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Constitution Committee.

Fundamental review of Holyrood’s budget process announced

09.09.2016

A fundamental review of Holyrood’s budget process to take account of Scotland’s new fiscal powers has been announced.

Scottish Government budget now subject to much greater volatility, says Holyrood’s Finance Committee convener

30.06.2016

Even before any Brexit effect is taken into account, the Scottish Government’s budget is likely to be subject to much greater volatility, as a result of the Smith Commission changes and the Fiscal Framework says Holyrood’s new Finance Committee convener.

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