Draft Budget 2014-15



The Committee has agreed to focus its scrutiny of the draft budget 2014-15, which will be published by the Scottish Government in September 2013, on a number of core issues which it identified during its earlier consideration at the budget strategy phase.

However, it wishes to link these core areas of interest to the Scottish Government’s Scotland Performs which measures and reports on ‘progress in creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all to flourish through increasing sustainable economic growth’. You can access the Scotland Performs website at: www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Performance/scotPerforms

Listed in the call for evidence (175KB pdf) are the core areas of interest which the Committee identified at the budget strategy phase, alongside relevant NPF targets and indicators. It is on these issues which the Committee will focus and on which it is seeking views.


The Committee issued a call for evidence (175KB pdf) on Monday 24 June 2013 which closed on 19 August 2013. 

The responses received are available to view here

The Committee's report to the Finance Committee was published on 9 December 2013.


Written evidence

The Committee issued a call for evidence on Monday 24 June 2013 which closed on 19 August 2013.

Read the evidence received

Oral evidence

The Committee took oral evidence on the following dates:

11 Septemeber 2013: Entrepreneurial Exchange, WeDO, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Official Report

18 September 2013:

Panel 1: CBI Scotland; Unison; Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations; Skills Development Scotland; Social Enterprise Scotland

Panel 2: Energy Action Scotland; WWF Scotland; Scottish Renewables

Official Report

30 September 2013: External meeting in Irvine - Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, VisitScotland

Official Report

2 October 2013: Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth

Official Report


Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee Report on the Scottish Government draft budget 2014-15


Asset Disposals Update May 2014:

Further responses to the Strategic Forum Efficiency Savings:

Responses to the Committee's draft budget report:

Additional Information

Budget Strategy Phase

Finance Committee Convener to Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, 22 May 2013 (926KB pdf)

Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth to Finance Committee Convener, 11 September 2013 (5.24MB pdf)

Budget Scrutiny Phase

The Finance Committee has issued its call for evidence on the draft budget 2014-15


You can access the Scottish Government's draft budget document via the following link:


Scottish Government level 4 figures:


The Financial Scrutiny Unit has published an infograph on the draft budget:


SPICe has published a briefing on the draft budget:


Finance Committee budget adviser briefing.


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