Foreword by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance
I am pleased to be able to present the third annual Fiscal Framework Outturn Report. As Cabinet Secretary for Finance, I am committed to fulfilling my responsibility to help Parliament and others provide effective scrutiny of Scotland’s finances.
As with last year’s report, this document provides information on the reconciliation process for Income Tax, Land and Buildings Transaction Tax, Scottish Landfill Tax, Carer’s Allowance, as well as operation of the Scotland Reserve and our borrowing powers.
As we continue to implement the powers devolved under the Scotland Act 2016, this report will expand to support Parliament’s scrutiny of Scotland’s finances. This year’s report therefore also provides information on the Social Security benefits that were transferred to Scotland in 2020-21.
Subsequent outturn reports will expand to encompass all the powers devolved under the Scotland Act 2016 as they are introduced, in keeping with our commitment to transparency and accessibility.
Kate Forbes MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Finance