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Scottish Fiscal Commission
Scotland's independent economic and fiscal forecaster. If you'd like to contact us please go to our website.
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Nov 15
We were pleased to get a letter today from the Cabinet Secretary regarding the timing of the Scottish budget forecast
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Strathclyde Department of Economics Oct 29
Economics Careers Fair 20 Nov 2019 Join us in for Scotland's largest Economics recruitment event. Employers attending include: Register:
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Oct 29
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Oct 29
Our chair Dame Susan Rice and Commissioner Alasdair Smith join the panel for a Q and A at the launch of the OECD’s review of the Commission today ⁦⁩ ⁦@IFIsOECD⁩
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Oct 29
Carlos Marinheiro, member of the Board for the Portuguese Public Finance Council, joins Scherie Nicol and Lisa Von Trapp of the OECD at the launch this afternoon of the OECD’s review of the Scottish Fiscal Commission @IFIsOECD
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Oct 24
The OECD report published this morning makes recommendations for the Scottish Fiscal Commission. Here's our media release.
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Oct 24
The OECD published its independent report on the Scottish Fiscal Commission this morning:
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Oct 16
Clarification from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance that the announcement of a UK Budget on 6 November will not change the 12 December date for the Scottish Budget.
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Oct 2
Cabinet Secretary for Finance notifies us that the Scottish Budget will be on 12 December. He also says he may need to revise these plans given the uncertainty about the date of the UK Budget.
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Social Security Committee Sep 26
Today the Committee heard from on their role and their approach and forecasts in relation to social security expenditure. The minutes of the session are available here: or you can catch up on Scottish Parliament TV:
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Social Security Committee Sep 25
Tune in tomorrow from 9.30am on SPTV to watch the Committee take evidence from :
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Fin & Con Committee Sep 11
Morning all, you can watch our evidence from on the Forecast Evaluation Report live here
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Sep 10
Looking forward to our committee appearance tomorrow
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Sep 6
The SFC's traditional post-publication cake was baked by David Stone our Head of Economy, Income Tax and VAT, following the publication this week of our Forecast Evaluation Report With him is Chizoba Obi who leaves this week to join
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Revenue Scotland Sep 4
As part of our commitment to data transparency we have published information requested by and . Read more in our Data Analysis Strategy
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Sep 4
Want to know more? Go to and lookout for our Commissioners talking about these reports in Parliament next Wednesday morning.
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Sep 4
We underestimated spending on the new Pregnancy and Baby Grant by £2.5 million or 59 percent because of an unanticipated surge of initial applications.
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Sep 4
Almost all of the £113 million overestimate of spending on Carer’s Allowance sprang from the actual start date being later than anticipated.
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Sep 4
Using a new source of HMRC outturn data, our Income Tax forecast error has reduced from 5.1 per cent to 0.8 per cent.
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Scottish Fiscal Commission Sep 4
Our evaluation report analyses the causes of our forecast errors.
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