Draft Budget Scrutiny 2020-21: Call for Views

Date: 15th July 2019
Category: Funding


Closing date: 23rd August 2019 

The Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee is seeking views on the delivery of national equalities and human rights priorities as part of its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Budget for 2020-21.

As part of the Committee’s consideration of the Scottish Budget for 2020-21 the Committee wants to explore public sector funding to third sector organisations that deliver national equalities and human rights priorities, and to assess the accountability of public bodies partnering with the third sector in achieving better outcomes for those groups who have equality needs or require support to access their rights.

Amongst other issues, the Committee would particularly like to know:

  1. What are the key public policy areas where individuals and protected groups are struggling to access their rights?
  2. Which groups of people are most likely to be affected and why?
  3. Is the level of public sector funding provided enough to deliver national priorities and better outcomes for people and communities?
  4. Are there public funding challenges for the third sector; if so what would be the implications for delivering equalities and human rights outcomes?

The Committee intends to take evidence in autumn 2019.