Call for Evidence: Draft Budget 2014-15

PUBLISHED: Dec 3, 2013
CATEGORY: Govt Consultation Responses (2013-14) 

The Scottish Sports Association (SSA) thanks the Finance Committee for the opportunity to contribute to this call for written evidence.

While the ambition of a more successful country with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish is welcomed, there is an argument to say that there are other means to achieve this, other than simply through increasing sustainable economic growth. Aspects of health, inequality and lifestyle choices are also fundamental to this aspiration, as proposed below.

“To focus government and public services on creating a healthier, more successful country with opportunities and life choices for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth and reducing inequalities.”

The SSA would support SCVO’s statement that “A National Performance Framework (NPF) should only exist if it actually impacts on policy. As the point of any NPF would be to improve the lives of people living in Scotland, it is essential that performance in an NPF actually alters spending decisions and strategies.”

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