No, we don't know what will happen either. Like many other commentators, we can make educated guesses, but if you want to see what the BBC (who, it's fair to guess, will be quite well informed) thinks will happen, you can follow this link.
However, we do expect some changes, possibly more steady as she goes than radical (although you never know!). Of course, as it's politicians who decide what's going to be in the budget and how best to sell it to the public, we can be sure there will be some members of the public who are unhappy.
Perhaps of more interest will be whether the SNP government, who are, of course, a minority, is able to get the budget passed. Some form of agreement with one of the other parties, most likely the Greens, is likely to be required. The horse-trading will be interesting, and not just because it will affect us all to a greater or lesser extent.
However, as I said at the outset, we don't actually know yet what the Scottish Finance Secretary will come up with. Whatever it is, if it affects our clients (and it will) we'll give you our considered view presently...
Stewart McKinnon, Director