The delay to Scotland’s Medium-Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) and tax plan is unacceptable, Holyrood’s Finance Committee has said, as it pushed for an earlier date.

In a letter to the committee on Tuesday, Finance Secretary Shona Robison said the publication had to be delayed until 20 June due to the appointment of new First Minister John Swinney.

Finance and Public  Administration Committee convener Kenneth Gibson, however, was upset by the delay, claiming it will mean there is less time for scrutiny of what will be major government plans before the summer recess.

In a letter sent on Wednesday, he urged the minister to bring forward the announcement to 12 June; a date agreed on unanimously by the committee.

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