Draft Budget 2018-19


About the Inquiry

This page contains information on the Committee's consideration of the Draft Budget 2018-19.


Call for Written Evidence

The Committee launched a call for written evidence from all interested parties as part of its consideration of the Scottish Government 's Draft Budget 2018-19.  The closing date for submissions was Friday 3 November 2017.

Read the call for evidence

Written Submissions

Read the submissions on the Scottish Government 's Draft Budget 2018-19


Letter sent by the Committee to the Conveners of the following Committees in relation to the Draft Budget 2018-19:

  • Letter sent on 29 September 2017 (218KB pdf)  
  • Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee
  • Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee
  • Education and Skills Committee
  • Equalities and Human Rights Committee
  • Health and Sport Committee
  • Justice Committee
  • Local Government and Communities Committee
  • Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee
  • Social Security Committee

On 6 October 2017, the Committee wrote to the following organisations as part of its pre-budget scrutiny.


Main Research Providers

Other Research Organisations

In addition the Committee also sent the following letter highlighting the call for evidence to various stakeholders.

  • Letter to stakeholders on draft budget scrutiny and call for evidence 6 October 2017 (113KB pdf) 
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)
  • Animal and Plant Health Agency
  • Carnegie Trust
  • The Committee of Scottish Bankers (CSCB)
  • Community Energy Scotland
  • Community Woodlands Association (CWA)
  • Crofting Commission
  • Development Trusts Association Scotland
  • Food Standards Agency Scotland
  • Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHBD)
  • Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)
  • Marine Conservation Society
  • National Beef Association Scotland (NBA)
  • National Farmers Union Scotland
  • National Sheep Association (NSA)
  • NHS Scotland
  • Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)
  • Road Haulage Association (RHA)
  • Rivers and Fisheries Trust
  • RSPB
  • Rural Housing Service
  • Scotch Whisky Association
  • Scotland Food and Drink
  • Scotland: National Rural Network
  • Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA)
  • Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS)
  • Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW)
  • Scottish Beef Cattle Association
  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
  • Scottish Dairy Cattle Association (SDCA)
  • Scottish Federation of Meat Traders
  • Scottish Food and Drink Federation
  • Scottish SPCA
  • Seafish
  • Tenant Farming Forum
  • Zero Waste Scotland

The Committee also wrote to the Education and Skills Committee to advise it of its approach to consideration of the draft Budget 2018-19

Correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee following the Committee's evidence session on 19 December.  The Committee asked about the impact of the reduction of the level of capital investment in infrastructure across the budget on meeting the Scottish climate change targets.

Letter from Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) providing follow up information requested by the Committee, 16 February 2018.

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee regarding the  Draft Budget 2018-19 published on 24 January 2018, and has provided further comment where a specific recommendation has been made or a concern raised.



The Committee wrote the Finance and Constitution Committee on 24 January 2018 on its consideration of the draft Budget 2018-19.

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