By Alexander Garden, chair of the CIOT's Scottish Technical Committee
This article was originally published in the Thunderer column of the Times (Scottish edition) and can be viewed here.
Since its publication, both the Conservatives and Labour have said that, if elected, they will publish a UK Budget in February 2020.
One unintended casualty of Britain’s Brexit impasse has been Scotland’s budget process. In recent years a November budget at Westminster would be followed by Holyrood’s in December. Then there would be two to three months of parliamentary scrutiny before it became law for the start of the new tax year in April.