Budget 2022

Spring Statement 2022

The Spring Statement on 23 March 2022 was delivered against a backdrop of the increasingly desperate conflict in Ukraine and, on domestic shores, an escalating cost of living crisis prompted by soaring inflation rates, a surge in energy costs, and disruption to supply chains following Brexit and the pandemic.

With households and businesses alike feeling the squeeze, the pressure was on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to balance the books whilst supporting those in need.

Our specialists have covered the key tax announcements, here.

Scottish Budget 2022/23

The focus of the 2022/23 Scottish Budget, delivered by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy, Kate Forbes MSP, was on a "fairer, greener, more prosperous Scotland".

Coming less than a month after the UN Climate Change summit, COP26, in Glasgow, against a backdrop of the headline-dominating Omicron COVID-19 variant and the current cost of living crisis, it is no surprise that the Budget centred around plans to rebuild the economy and support businesses and individuals across Scotland, while also delivering on the Scottish Government's net zero ambitions.

Read our full overview of the Scottish Budget here.