The coalition Government in Westminster says the Autumn Statement hands Scotland an extra £308 million in the next two years. But the Nationalist Scottish Government says that doesn't make up for £3.1 billion of previous cuts.
SNP ministers are under opposition pressure to spend the extra cash on their flagship policy of extra childcare.
Our Political Editor Peter MacMahon got this reaction at Holyrood today:
Chancellor George Osbourne's had good news about our economy in his Autumn Statement today but said the job is not finished yet - and the decisions he announced will affect us all.
The state pension is to rise by £2.95 from next April. But younger people will work for longer. The pension age is increasing to 68 and then 69 sooner than planned - and there will be no rise in fuel duty in September 2014.
Our reporter Matthew Taylor has been speaking to families and businesses to find out how they think the Chancellor's statement affects their lives:
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement won the support from the Federation of Small Businesses.
Today's Autumn Statement represents steady progress, with a range of announcements that address members' concerns in the cost of doing business, with action on business rates and confirmation that next year's fuel duty rise will be cancelled.
The statement is a sobering reminder about the scale of the deficit the country faces and the tough choices which need to be made.
We therefore welcome the use of what spare resources the Chancellor could find to focus tax cuts on encouraging firms to take on younger workers, which must be an overriding priority.
– John Allan, chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses