Budget for economic recovery
I confirmed today that additional capital spending of £382 million for 2012 -2015, supporting around 5,000 jobs, has been allocated to support Scotland’s economic growth.
This is a Budget that boosts public sector capital investment, takes direct action to tackle unemployment, in particular youth unemployment and enhances economic security across the Scottish economy. I have listened to views from across Scotland and this is a budget for growth that puts the interests of our economy, our public services and the people of Scotland first.
I recorded a video message earlier today, which sets out how this Budget supports economic recovery.