DFM calls for Autumn Statement funding to support key missions.
The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement must deliver more funding for public services, net zero and cost of living support instead of cutting taxes, Deputy First Minister Shona Robison has urged.
Ahead of the Scottish Budget next month, the Deputy First Minister called for the Chancellor to provide a funding settlement to support the Scottish Government’s key missions of equality, opportunity and community.
Ms Robison, who is also Finance Secretary, is urging the Chancellor to:
- increase the Scottish Government’s capital budget in line with inflation to help deliver vital infrastructure
- deliver additional funding across the UK to fund public services and fair public sector pay awards
- commit to increasing working-age benefits in line with inflation next year
- legislate for an essentials guarantee giving basic necessities to those who need them most
- prioritise investment in net zero, including funding for offshore wind projects in Scotland