Commenting on the Scottish Government’s Budget, Head of Devolved Nations at CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, Don Peebles said:
“This is a historic budget and means that there is now a direct link between income tax and public services. Although the method of raising income through taxation may be unpopular, it is welcome news that Scottish public services will receive more funding. As, without extra resources, the financial resilience of many services would inevitably be put into question.
“It is important that any additional income is invested efficiently and helps to power transformation, and not just towards realising short-term priorities.”