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Budget (Scotland) Bill


The Budget Bill is how the Parliament agrees public spending in Scotland. A Budget Bill is introduced to the Parliament every year. It follows a slightly different process to other Bills.

Read more about the budget process

This budget is for the financial year 2022-23.

The total budget for public spending is £49.1 billion.

The schedules of the Bill describe what money in the budget can be spent on and the maximum amounts that can be spent.

This is the first Budget Bill for Session 6 of the Scottish Parliament.

The Parliament’s standing orders (9.16.2) state that Budget Bills do not require explanatory notes or policy memorandums.

Budget (Scotland) Bill as introduced

Read the rest of the Bill's overview

The Bill was passed on 10 February 2022 and became an Act on 23 March 2022

About the Bill

Committees involved in this bill

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

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