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The fiscal backdrop to Spring Budget 2023

How might recent economic developments affect the outlook for the public finances, and what does this mean for the Chancellor’s options at the Budget?

28 February 2023

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Council and school funding

After health, funding for Scottish councils is the second largest item in the Scottish Government’s Budget.

3 February 2023


Income tax performance

This chapter looks at what we know about why Scotland’s tax base has grown more slowly so far since devolution.

26 January 2023

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The overall funding outlook

This chapter looks at the Scottish government's funding outlook in the short term (2022–23 and 2023–24), medium term (2024–25 to 2027–28) and beyond.

26 January 2023

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Are we in a new era of austerity?

This week, we speak with Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist at the Institute for Government, and Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director at IFS.

24 November 2022

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Autumn Statement 2022: IFS analysis

IFS analysis of the Chancellor's announcements on the public finances, spending on public services, and the tax and benefit system.

18 November 2022