Scotland's Fiscal Framework



The Committee has agreed to undertake an inquiry examining the proposals for a fiscal framework set out in Chapter 2 of the UK Government command paper: Scotland in the United Kingdom: An enduring settlement.

The Smith Commission recommended that the “devolution of further responsibility for taxation and public spending, including elements of the welfare system, should be accompanied by an updated fiscal framework for Scotland, consistent with the overall UK fiscal framework.”

Chapter 2 of the command paper “is intended as the start of a process to develop a suitably robust and coherent framework.”



The Committee issued a call for evidence with a deadline of Friday 17 April 2015.

Read the call for evidence

Read the submissions

Finance Committee report on Basque Country visit, dated 26-27 October 2015 (160KB pdf)




Additional Information

Contact: For further details, please contact: the Finance Committee, 0131 348 5451, [email protected]

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