2017 Finance and Constitution Committee Papers and Official Reports

December 2017

31st Meeting, Wednesday 20 December 2017

Draft Budget 2018-19: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2018-19 from the Scottish Fiscal Commission and then from the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, IPPR Scotland and Scottish Trades Union.

Official Report of Meeting 20 December 2017



30th Meeting, Wednesday 13 December 2017



29th Meeting, Wednesday 06 December 2017

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Budget 2018/2019: Evidence session with the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Relief from Additional Amount) (Scotland) Bill:

Scottish Fiscal Commission reappointment.

Official Report of Meeting 6 December 2017



November 2017

28 Meeting, Wednesday 29 November 2017

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (UK Parliament Legislation): Evidence session with Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in
Europe, Ian Davidson, Deputy Director, Constitution and UK Relations Division, and Luke McBratney, Bill Manager, Constitutional Policy Team,
Scottish Government.

The Impact of Brexit on the Scottish Budget: Evidence session with Dr Jim Campbell, Reader, Women in Scotland’s Economy Research
Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University, Jonathan Hall, Director of Policy and Member Services, NFU Scotland and Naomi Clayton, Policy and Research Manager, Centre for Cities (LSE). 

Draft Budget 2018/19: Evidence sessesion with Jim Harra, Director General Customer Strategy and Tax Design, and Sarah Walker, Deputy Director Devolution, HMRC. 

Official Report of Meeting 29 November 2017



27th Meeting, Wednesday 15 November 2017

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (UK Parliament Legislation): Evidence session with Dr Kirsty Hughes, Director, Scottish Centre on European Relations, Professor Alan Page, Professor of Public Law, University of Dundee and Professor Rick Rawlings, Professor of Public Law, UCL.

Official Report of Meeting 15 November 2017



26th Meeting, Wednesday 08 November 2017

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (UK Parliament Legislation):
Evidence session with David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland, Robin Walker, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union.

Subordinate legislation:
Evidence sesison on the Budget (Scotland) Act 2017 Amendment Regulations 2017 [draft] from Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution, and Scott Mackay, Head of Finance Co-ordination, Scottish Government. 

Official Report of Meeting 8 November 2017



25th Meeting, Wednesday 01 November 2017

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (UK Parliament Legislation):
Evidence session with Michael Clancy, Director of Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland, Professor Laura Cram, Professor of European Politics, University of Edinburgh, Professor Jim Gallagher, Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford University, Professor Michael Keating, Professor of Politics, University of Aberdeen and Professor Aileen McHarg, Professor of Public Law, University of Strathclyde. 

Official Report of Meeting 1 November 2017



October 2017

24th Meeting, Wednesday 25 October 2017

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (UK Parliament Legislation):
Evidence session with Scottish Fishermen's Federation, Royal Town Planning Institute, RSPB Scotland, WWF Scotland, COSLA, University of Dundee, NFU Scotland and Scottish Environment Link.

Official Report of Meeting 25 October 2017



23rd Meeting, Wednesday 04 October 2017

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (UK Parliament Legislation): 
Evidence session with Mark Drakeford, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, and Hugh Rawlings, Director, Constitutional Affairs, Welsh Government.

Social Security (Scotland) Bill:  

Official Report of Meeting 4 October 2017



September 2017

22 Meeting, Wednesday 27 September 2017

Outlook for the UK Public Finances: Evidence session with Paul Johnson, Director, Institute of Fiscal Studies

The Impact of Brexit on the Scottish Budget: Evidence session with Professor David Bell, Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh and Professor David Heald, Professor of Public Sector Accounting, University of Glasgow.

Work programme (in private):  

Official Report of Meeting 27 September 2017



21 Meeting, Wednesday 20 September 2017

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (UK Parliament Legislation): Evidence session with Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe, Ian Davidson, Deputy Director, Constitution and UK Relations, and Gerald Byrne, Team Leader, Constitutional Policy, Scottish Government.

Budget Process Review Group: Evidence session with Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland and Dr Angela O'Hagan, Lecturer, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Official Report of Meeting 20 September 2017



2nd Meeting, Wednesday 13 September 2017

Scottish Fiscal Commission Forecast Evaluation Report 2017: Evidence session with Lady Susan Rice, Chair, Professor Alasdair Smith, Commissioner, David Wilson, Commissioner, and John Ireland, Chief Executive, Scottish Fiscal Commission.

Social Security (Scotland) Bill: Chris Boyland, Legislation and Delivery Team Leader, James Wallace, Head of Finance, Social Security Division, Kevin Stevens, Senior Business Partner – Communities, Social Security & Equalities, Finance Programme Management and Dave Signorini, Head of Better Homes, Scottish Government.

Work Programme

Official Report of Meeting 13 September 2017



June 2017

19th Meeting, Wednesday 28 June 2017

Brexit

Evidence session with Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's place in Europe, Ian Mitchell, Head of External Relations, and Gerald Byrne, Team Leader, Constitutional Policy, Scottish Government.

Work programme 

Official Report of Meeting 28 June 2017



18th Meeting, Wednesday 21 June 2017

Brexit: Legislative Consent.

Evidence session with Professor alan Page, University of Dundee and Professor Stephen Tierney, University of Edinburgh.

Subordinate Legislation: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Additional Amount-Second Homes Main Residence Relief) (Scotland) Order 2017.

Evidence session with Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution Committee, John St Clair, Legal Directorate and Carol Sibblad, Finance Directorate, Scottish Government.

Official Report of Meeting 21 June 2017



17th Meeting, Wednesday 14 June 2017

Proposed Contingent Liability. 

Evidence session with Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government and Housing, Brad Gilbert, Head of Financial Innovation Unit, Nathan Goode, Financial Innovation Unit, and Rachel England, Finance Programme Management Division, Scottish Government.

Brexit: implications for the devolution settlement of any UK common frameworks.

Evidence session with Professor Michael Keating, University of Aberdeen, Professor Charlie Jeffery, University of Edinburgh, Professor Aileen McHarg, University of Strathclyde.

Official Report of Meeting 14 June 2017



May 2017

16th Meeting, Wednesday 31 May 2017

Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill.

Evidence session with Philip Lamont, Domestic Abuse Bill Team, Patrick Down, Domestic Abuse Bill Team, and Kevin Philpott, Domestic Abuse Bill Team, Scottish Government.

Annual report 2016-17.

Official Report of Meeting 31 May 2017

Minutes of meeting 31 May 2017 (49KB pdf)



15th Meeting, Wednesday 17 May 2017

Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill.

The Scottish Landfill Tax (Administration) Amendments Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/139).

 

Official Report of Meeting 17 May 2017



14th Meeting, Wednesday 10 May 2017

Scotland Act 2012 and 2016 Implementation Reports.

Evidence session with Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution, and Aidan Grisewood, Deputy Director of Fiscal Responsibility Division, Scottish Government.

Official Report of Meeting 10 May 2017



13th Meeting, Wednesday 03 May 2017

 A Scottish Approach to Taxation.

Official Report of Meeting 3 May 2017



April 2017

12th Meeting, Wednesday 19 April 2017

The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Approach to Taxation Inquiry

Official Report of Meeting 19 April 2017



March 2017

11th Meeting, Wednesday 29 March 2017

Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (in private)



10th Meeting, Wednesday 22 March 2017

 The Committee will take evidence from:

- the Auditor General for Scotland

- Professor James Mitchell and

- CIPFA Scotland

Official Report of Meeting 22 March 2017



9th Meeting, Wednesday 15 March 2017

 The Committee will take evidence on the Budget (Scotland) Act 2016 Amendment Regulations 2017 [draft] from the Scottish Government.

Official Report of Meeting 15 March 2017



8th Meeting, Wednesday 01 March 2017

 The Committee will take evidence from the Scottish Government.

Official Report of Meeting 1 March 2017



February 2017

7th Meeting, Wednesday 22 February 2017

 The Committee will take evidence on the Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill at stage 1.

Official Report of Meeting 22 February 2017



6th Meeting, Wednesday 08 February 2017

 1 - Budget (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence

2 - Budget (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2

3 - Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1

Official Report of Meeting 8 February 2017



5th Meeting, Wednesday 01 February 2017

 Declaration of Interests

Decision on Taking Business in Private

Appointments to the Scottish Fiscal Commission

Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill

Official Report of Meeting 1 February 2017



January 2017

4th Meeting, Wednesday 25 January 2017

 The Committee will consider a draft report on Draft Budget 2017-18 in private.



3rd Meeting, Monday 23 January 2017

The Committee will consider the draft report on Draft Budget 2017-18 in private.



2nd Meeting, Monday 16 January 2017

2nd Finance and the Constitution Meeting

Date: 2nd meeting, Monday 16 January 2017

1 - Decision on taking business in private

2 - Draft Budget 2017-18: evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution on the expenditure proposals in the draft budget

3 - Draft Budget 2017-18: evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution on questions provided by members of the public via Twitter.

Official Report of Meeting 16 January 2017



1st Meeting, Wednesday 11 January 2017

1st Finance and Constitution Committee Meeting

Date: 1st meeting, Wednesday 11 January 2017

Item 1 - Decision on taking business in private

Item 2 - Draft Budget 2017-18

Item 3 - Draft Budget 2017-18

Item 4 - Work Programme

Official Report of Meeting 11 January 2017



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