Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution
|Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution|
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution, commonly referred to as the Finance Secretary, is a member of the Cabinet in the Scottish Government. The Cabinet Secretary has Ministerial responsibility for the Scottish Government's Finance Directorates. The current Cabinet Secretary is Derek Mackay.
Following devolution in 1999, the Government of First Minister Donald Dewar instituted the position as the Minister for Finance, which was renamed the Minister for Finance and Local Government in the Government of Henry McLeish from 2000 to 2001. In the first Government of Jack McConnell, from 2001 to 2003, the position was renamed as the Minister for Finance and Public Services, changed to the Minister for Finance and Public Service Reform after a reshuffle of the Second McConnell government in 2004. The first Government of Alex Salmond in 2007 combined the Minister for Finance element, with that of Enterprise and Transport to create the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth. After the 2011 election the position was named Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth and the transport portfolio was moved under the remit of another Cabinet position. In November 2014, the first Sturgeon government renamed the position to Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy.
The responsibilities of the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution include:
Scottish Budget, Fiscal policy, Taxation, Budgetary monitoring and reporting, Scottish Public Finances and their sustainability, Public sector pay and pensions, Scottish Futures Trust, Efficient government, Public Bodies Policy, National Performance Framework, Registers of Scotland, Government procurement, Digital Public Services, Constitution.
The following public bodies report to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution:
List of Office holders
|Name||Portrait||Entered Office||Left Office||Party||First Minister|
|Jack McConnell||19 May 1999||26 October 2000||Scottish Labour Party||Donald Dewar|
|Angus Mackay||26 October 2000||22 November 2001||Scottish Labour Party||Henry McLeish|
|Andy Kerr||22 November 2001||4 October 2004||Scottish Labour Party||Jack McConnell|
|Tom McCabe||4 October 2004||16 May 2007||Scottish Labour Party||Jack McConnell|
|John Swinney||17 May 2007||19 May 2011||Scottish National Party||Alex Salmond|
|John Swinney||19 May 2011||21 November 2014||Scottish National Party||Alex Salmond|
|John Swinney||21 November 2014||18 May 2016||Scottish National Party||Nicola Sturgeon|
|Derek Mackay||18 May 2016||Incumbent||Scottish National Party||Nicola Sturgeon|
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