Pre-budget scrutiny for 2025-26

Closes 9 Aug 2024

Opened 27 Jun 2024


The Rural Affairs and Islands Committee will undertake its pre-budget scrutiny in the autumn ahead of publication of the budget in December.

The Committee will look at the following things as part of its pre-budget scrutiny— 

  • how last year’s budget was used to meet the national outcomes;
  • how the cuts to some budget lines in last year’s budget have impacted on service delivery and implementation;
  • the Scottish Government’s proposals to transition to new four-tier system of agricultural support following the Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Act; and
  • the budget allocations for the Scottish Government’s Marine Directorate fisheries management of operations and science. 

Find out about the Scottish Budget process

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 9 August 2024.


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