Budget Update

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 9th December 2020.

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There are no guarantees that we will get additional funding from the UK Government. By law, I cannot overspend on my budget, so I have to be sure that funding is available, should crises and emergencies happen, with unknown impacts on our society and economy, from Brexit and other things. It is for that purpose that I have transparently allocated £332 million in contingency funding.