Scotland's public finances in 2022-23 and the impact of Covid

Closed 17 Aug 2021

Opened 24 Jun 2021

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What are your views on Scotland’s public finances in 2022-23 and how they have been affected by COVID-19? The Finance and Public Administration Committee would like to hear your views on this topic as part of its pre-budget scrutiny.

What are the key questions?

In particular, the Committee is keen to hear how the Scottish Government’s budget in 2022-23 should address the following questions:

  • How should the Scottish Government's Budget for 2022-23 address the need for a fair and equal recovery from the Covid crisis?
  • How should the Scottish Government’s Budget address the different impacts of the pandemic across age, income and education groups and across places?
  • In 2022-23, it is likely that there will be reduced levels of available Covid-related financial support for the public and private sector. Given this, what should be the priorities for the Scottish Government’s Budget?
  • How should the Scottish Government Budget in 2022-23 address the risks arising from the level and rate of recovery from the pandemic in Scotland relative to the rest of the UK?Please consider any impact on devolved tax receipts and social security benefits in your answer.
  • How has the Fiscal Framework worked in managing response to the crisis?
  • How should learnings from the pandemic inform the forthcoming review of the Fiscal Framework?

How to submit your views

Please submit your views using the online submission form, linked to below.

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language. 

The call for views closes on 13 August 2021.


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