The Scottish Government Draft spending and tax plans for 2018-19

Summary of provisions relevant to voluntary sector care and support providers:  Draft Scottish budget 2018-19.memberbriefingDec2017

The Scottish Government draft budget 2018-19 was introduced to Parliament on Thursday 14th December 2017 by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution, Derek Mackay.  The full document can be accessed on the Scottish Government website.

The draft budget will be scrutinised by the Finance Committee and subject committees, before being debated by Parliament in the New Year.  The bill process is expected to conclude with a final Parliamentary debate in 2018 (date to be confirmed).

Mr. Mackay said the draft budget focuses on innovation and economic growth.