Spring Budget 2017

Spring Budget Social Media Wall

'The trouble with a budget is that it’s hard to fill up one hole without digging another.' Dan Bennett

The next Spring Budget is on Wednesday 8 March 2017. Keep upto date with our Spring Budget Social Media Wall.

As with previous budgets, we will be producing an in-depth summary of the key facts and figures and how it may affect individuals and businesses. Please add your details here to be sent a copy straight to your inbox when issued on 9 March 2017.

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SNP passes last-minute budget with Green party backing

SNP agrees to Green demands for local government funding boost and new council tax system

The Scottish National party has secured the support of the Greens to pass its government’s budget just hours before the first key vote on the spending plans.

The deal was reached on Thursday afternoon after days of intense negotiations with the SNP minority government, which centred around Green demands for an immediate boost to local government funding and, longer term, an alternative system to the council tax.

Related: The Guardian view on Scotland’s tax and spend: democracy in action | Editorial

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