Covid-19: Implications for public finances in Scotland

 

Covid-19: Implications for public finances in Scotland

The briefing paper breaks down the £5.3 billion announced by the Scottish Government up to the end of July 2020 to tackle the impact of coronavirus. And it highlights the extra risks posed to the public finances by the pandemic.
Stephen Boyle, the Auditor General for Scotland, said:

 

"The scale of the financial response to Covid-19 has been significant, and the Scottish Government has made a good start to ensuring its spending is transparent. It must continue doing so.
The unpredictable nature of the pandemic means more of the Scottish budget may need to be repriortised in the future to respond to Covid-19.  And that means the Scottish Government and its partners need to be clear about which services are essential to delivering on national priorities"..

Covid-19: Implications for public finances in Scotland

Oral evidence session 27 August 2020

The Committee will take evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Meeting papers for 27 August 2020.

 

 

 
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