Scottish Budget

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Finance secretary Kate Forbes has struck a deal with the Scottish Green Party which guarantees the Scottish Government's Budget Bill can clear its final stages. The deal will see the phased introduction of free school meals for all primary pupils, an enhanced public sector pay deal, new Pandemic Sup

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Proposed legislation to implement Scotland’s Budget for 2021-22 has passed its first parliamentary hurdle as MSPs voted to endorse the general principles of the Budget Bill at Stage 1. MSPs also approved the Scottish Rate Resolution, setting all income tax rates and bands.

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Relief for first-time buyers, which raises the nil rate band for LBTT to £175,000, has been extended, while the ceiling of the nil rate band for residential land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) will return to £145,000 from April 1, finance secretary Kate Forbes confirmed as part of

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Measures promoting recovery and renewal will be at the heart of the Scottish Budget this week, according to finance secretary Kate Forbes. New initiatives to drive economic growth, create jobs and tackle inequality will be included alongside further support for business, public services and families

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Finance secretary Derek Mackay has confirmed that due to the UK General Election and the cancellation of the UK Government budget, it will not be possible to publish the Scottish Budget 2020-21 until after Christmas. The Scottish Budget 2020-21 was scheduled to take place on December 12. A new date

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The Scottish Government’s draft Budget Bill 2016-17 has been passed by a majority at the first parliamentary stage. During the debate, deputy first minister John Swinney told MSPs that he will support Scotland’s lowest paid earners and households in a budget that is about “wage rises, not tax

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