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CEAAC Committee pre-budget scrutiny 2025-26

The Scottish Parliament’s Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee has published a call for views ahead of its pre-budget scrutiny for 2025-26. This is available through the following link:

This year the Committee are seeking views on:

  • How should planned budget increases for the culture portfolio in Budget 2025-26 be prioritised to support improved cultural outcomes?
  • To what extent does the Culture Strategy Action Plan deliver the Committee’s recommendation that it should “provide a clear and strategic sense of how the Scottish Government is working to ensure a more sustainable future for the sector”?
  • How should the Culture Strategy Action Plan inform the budgetary decisions of the Scottish Government, and the priorities and spending decisions of other partners in the culture sector?
  • What progress has been made in the last 12 months on taking forward innovative funding solutions?
  • How successful has the process of implementing Creative Scotland’s Multi-Year Funding Programme been thus far in delivering longer-term clarity and confidence for the culture sector?
  • What progress has been made in delivering fair work across the culture sector and what should be the priorities for further progress?

The call for views closes on Friday 9 August 2024. As usual, FST will make a response on behalf of members and the sector, and we will be in touch to outline the process for this. However, we would encourage as many members as possible to make their own submissions, if you have the capacity to do

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