Scotland's spending plans

Scotland's Finance Secretary will outline his spending plans for 2014-15 this afternoon.

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Protestors expected outside Scottish Parliament

Campaigners will be protesting outside the Scottish Parliament calling for more to be done to help households that are being affected by the so-called Bedroom Tax.

"The Scottish Budget presents the first opportunity to offer much-needed hope to those affected by the bedroom tax in Scotland and we call on John Swinney to start the ball rolling by committing £20 million extra funding."

– Graeme Brown, Director, Shelter Scotland

Scotland's Finance Secretary to set out budget

John Swinney, Finance Secretary Credit: PA

Scotland's Finance Secretary will outline his spending plans for 2014-15 this afternoon.

The draft Budget will be announced by John Swinney and debated by MSPs at Holyrood.

He is under pressure from opponents to address issues ranging from the cost of living, to college funding and childcare.

Campaigners will be protesting outside the Scottish Parliament calling for more to be done to help households that are being affected by the so-called Bedroom Tax.

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