Pre-budget scrutiny 2021-22 – impact of COVID-19 on businesses, workers and the economy


About the Inquiry

The Committee is aware of the challenges facing Scotland’s businesses, workers and enterprise agencies due to COVID-19.  As the response to COVID-19 is a priority, the Committee has agreed to cancel its budget inquiry into SDI and internationalisation. That call for views is therefore closed.

Instead, the Committee’s budget scrutiny for 2021-22 will focus on the response to COVID-19.

The Committee is open to hearing views on the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, workers and the economy.



On 25 August 2020 the Cabinet Secretary wrote to the Finance and Constitution Committee regarding the postponement of the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS)  and the publication of the Scottish Budger.

On 12 February 2021 the Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Fair Work and Culture wrote to the Committee to update it on how the Scottish Government will utilise the additional Covid consequentials.

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