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Arthur Midwinter is a Visiting Professor in the Institute of Public Sector Accounting Research at The University of Edinburgh.He is currently Budget Adviser to the Finance Committee of the Scottish Parliament, and has also advised the Local Government Committee.Midwinter was a member of the Scottish Local Government Staff Commission for 1994-1997, and has acted as a Consultant to several local authorities on finance, governance and Best Value Audit.
Arthur Midwinter, a former ...
Arthur Midwinter, a former adviser to Holyrood's finance committee, says he is â€˜deeply disappointed' that the minister has signed off a budget manifesto for the election that was â€˜clearly both under-costed and made promises that couldn't be delivered'. Midwinter
, who is visiting professor at the Institute of Public Sector Accounting Research at Edinburgh University, adds: â€˜Since becoming finance minister, he's
had to revise that position by reducing the spending commitments by more than Â£1bn.
â€˜I'm also disappointed with his
performance in producing what I regard as the most regressive budget since devolution, with its combination of tax cuts and reduced charges mainly for people who can afford to pay these.'
Arthur Midwinter, visiting ...
Arthur Midwinter, visiting professor of accountancy at Edinburgh University and an adviser to Labour in the Scottish Parliament, questioned the Scottish National Party administration's interpretation of figures showing public expenditure in Scotland against the amount raised in tax.
Midwinter, a former adviser to the Scottish Parliament finance committee, said the SNP had a history of 'accounting errors' when assessing the Gers figures.
He told Public Finance: 'There should be a health warning around these statistics because the SNP over the past ten years has made accounting errors when calculating Scotland's fiscal position.
Arthur Midwinter was ...
Arthur Midwinter was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde.He now concentrates on research and consultancy into the Scottish public finances and is budget adviser to the Scottish Parliament's Finance Committee.He has advised a number of local authorities and health boards on financial matters, including reserve allocation, governance and best value audit.
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Arthur Midwinter is a visiting professor at the Institute of Public Sector Accounting Research at the University of Edinburgh