Date lodged: 1 June 2016
To ask the Scottish Government when it expects the Scottish Fiscal Commission to produce its first official forecast.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 14 June 2016
As set out at paragraph C.42 of Annex C to the agreement between the Scottish Government and the United Kingdom Government on the Scottish Government's fiscal framework (operation and governance of the Scottish Government's fiscal framework), the Scottish Fiscal Commission will be responsible for preparation of independent forecasts of Scottish Government tax receipts and Scottish onshore GDP for the financial year 2018-19 onwards.
The annex is available in full at: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00497066.pdf