As-it-happened: Scottish government draft budget for 2014/15

Key points

  • Finance Secretary John Swinney presented his draft budget for 2014/15 to MSPs at the Scottish Parliament.
  • The minister told MSPs that £20m would be made available to ease the burden of benefit cuts due to new spare bedroom rules.
  • As predicted, Mr Swinney confirmed that the cost of the new Queensferry crossing had been cut by £145m, releasing funds.

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  • Steven Brocklehurst 
  • Sandy Murray 
  • Deirdre Kelly 

Last updated 11 September 2013

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