Liam Kerr

Conservative MSP for North East Scotland

@liamkerrMSP

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  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill 27 Feb 2024

    In late January, Richard Lochhead, the Minister for Small Business, Innovation, Tourism and Trade, intervened on me, asking for my help in suggesting how the Government could increase its budget. In response, I offered that he should “cut the waste and grow the economy”.—[ Official Report , 25 January 2024; c 76.] The second element of that point is illustrated by Office for National...
  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill 27 Feb 2024

    We can talk about a small business bonus or income tax; there are innumerable ways that that could be done, which have been articulated throughout the afternoon. If the member cares to listen, I will give him some more examples. A proper strategy and, by extension, a proper budget to grow the economy would look at how we get people into the economy with the skills that they need and the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill 27 Feb 2024

    I am grateful to the member for giving a speech in the middle of my contribution. She ought to be listening to my points about upskilling the Scottish economy. That is not done by slashing funding to the Scottish Funding Council by more than £141 million. Our higher education sector is already struggling, and it does not need a budget that the Institute for Fiscal Studies said brings cash...

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Conservative MSP for North East Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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