Joint communique published following a Joint Exchequer Committee between the UK government and the Scottish government.
The Joint Exchequer Committee met today (21 January 2016), chaired by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rt Hon Greg Hands MP. The Scottish government was represented by John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy.
This was the seventh meeting of the JEC since the publication of the Smith Commission report. Ministers continued detailed discussions on the substantive elements of the fiscal framework that will underpin the financial provisions of the Scotland Bill.