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Publication - Consultation Paper

A consultation on the Draft Scottish Fiscal Commission (Modification of Functions) Regulations 2016

Published: 27 Oct 2016
Part of:
Public sector
ISBN:
9781786525680

An opportunity to comment on the regulations expanding the Scottish Fiscal Commission’s functions.

21 page PDF

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21 page PDF

458.7kB

Contents
A consultation on the Draft Scottish Fiscal Commission (Modification of Functions) Regulations 2016
List of Consultation Questions

21 page PDF

458.7kB

List of Consultation Questions

Question 1: Do you agree that no changes are required to the Scottish Fiscal Commission Act in order for the Scottish Fiscal Commission to produce forecasts of revenue from the expanded income tax powers?

Question 2: Do you agree with the approach of adding a social security forecasting function to section 2(2) of the Scottish Fiscal Commission Act 2016 as outlined in this consultation and in Annex A?

Question 3: Do you agree that the wording of the regulations will avoid Scottish Ministers having to make further changes to the Scottish Fiscal Commission Act 2016 as and when the new social security powers take effect? If not, what alternative approach would you suggest?

Question 4: Do you think the approach in the proposed regulations will successfully place a duty on the Scottish Fiscal Commission to produce onshore GDP forecasts, excluding North Sea oil and Gas extraction?

Question 5: Do you think that the regulations, and the resulting GDP forecasts, will enable Ministers and Parliament to assess Scottish Government borrowing parameters for the budget year?

Question 6: Do you think that these regulations will in any way impact upon equal opportunities, human rights, businesses, island communities, privacy and/or sustainable development in Scotland?


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