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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15712: Tom Mason (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 28 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the Scottish Fiscal Commission's calculation that there is £137.8 million in additional funding in its 2018-19 Budget when compared with its initial Draft Budget, whether it will provide a breakdown of the sources of this additional funding.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 17 April 2018

The additional funding identified in the Scottish Government 2018-19 Budget during the budget process is funded through a combination of additional income tax receipts (approximately £62 million), anticipated underspend in 2017-18 and drawdown from the Scotland reserve.

The mix of underspend and reserve drawdown will be determined at the end of the financial year.

This information is explained with further detail in the Official Report of the Finance and Constitution Committee meeting held on 7 February 2018 which is available on the Scottish Parliament web site.