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Independent Budget Review

Report of Scotland's Independent Budget Review Panel

The report of Scotland's Independent Budget Review Panel was published on Thursday, July 29, 2010 and is available for download from this website.

The Panel's report sets out a series of options which the Scottish Government and Parliament may want to consider in the face of the most challenging public spending environment since the Second World War.

News release

Also available is the news release which accompanied the launch of the report and which included a summary of the main options for consideration by Government and Parliament.

Written submissions

To complement their report, the Panel members also published nearly 100 written submissions received from organisations and individuals in response to the Panel's Initial Call for Contributions document, issued on March 8, 2010.

The Review Panel

The Review Panel - Crawford Beveridge CBE (Chair), Sir Neil McIntosh CBE and Robert Wilson - conducted their work independently of Government and Parliament and published their report on 29 July, 2010.