Budget dates for 2020
The Government has said its first Budget, presented by Sajid Javid will take place on 11 March 2020.
The Scottish Parliament has now announced that its 2020 Budget will be held on Thursday 6 February 2020, less than a week after the date now set for Brexit of 31 January 2020.
The original Scottish budget date was delayed as it was originally due to be held on the day of the general election and the Scottish parliament wanted to wait until the Chancellor of the Exchequer had held his first budget.
However, with that now scheduled for 11 March, Scotland cannot afford to wait, since they also have a deadline for setting their local authority budgets by 11 March.