Comments on the Scottish Budget Scrutiny Consultation

Document type
Consultation
Author(s)
Cuthbert, Jim
Publisher
Jimmy Reid Foundation
Date of publication
5 April 2017
Subject(s)
Legislation, Social Policy, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This note sets out the response of Dr Jim Cuthbert on behalf of the Jimmy Reid Foundation to the ‘Scottish Budget Scrutiny Consultation’ and is the basis of the oral evidence he gave to the Budget Process Review Group on 30th March 2017.

The Budget Process Review Group was established by the Finance and Constitution Committee of the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution to carry out a fundamental review of budgetary scrutiny. The main driver for the review is the need to accommodate the Scottish Parliament’s new financial powers, as well as the operation of the Fiscal Framework, within the budget process. The Group, which includes Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament officials, produced an interim report on 10 March 2017, which included a number of questions for consultation.

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