As-it-happened: Scottish budget 2013/14

Key points

  • Finance Secretary John Swinney outlined his spending plans for 2013/14 before MSPs at the Scottish Parliament.
  • The SNP Cabinet minister said ahead of his address that his plan was for a "relentless pursuit of economic growth".
  • Mr Swinney signalled an end to the public sector pay freeze for about 28,000 staff in Scotland who will receive a 1% rise.

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  • Sandy Murray 
  • Deirdre Kelly 
  • Martin Conaghan 

Last updated 20 September 2012

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