Budget 2020-21 (Scotland Reserve)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Donald Cameron Donald Cameron Conservative

In this week’s meeting of the Finance and Constitution Committee, the cabinet secretary said that

“we should add to the reserve in order to increase the Government’s ability to manage the inherent volatility under the fiscal framework.”—[

Official Report, Finance and Constitution Committee

, 4 March 2020; c 15.]

Given that the Scottish Government faces a black hole of over £500 million in next year’s budget, how does she intend to build up the Scotland reserve further?