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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 19th November 2019.

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Photo of Dean Lockhart Dean Lockhart Conservative

There is a slight hint of hypocrisy in the Scottish National Party complaining about a delayed budget when the party voted to have an early general election.

According to a recent Fraser of Allander institute report, Scottish income tax revenues are on track to disappoint, relative to those in the rest of the UK. As a result, despite the block grant from Westminster increasing by more than 2 per cent, the overall budget available to the Scottish Government will increase by less than 1 per cent.

Does the cabinet secretary agree with the Fraser of Allander analysis?