Fiscal framework: Scottish and UK governments agree deal – BBC News

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The Scottish and UK governments have reached a financial agreement to support new devolved powers.

Negotiations over the fiscal framework have been going on since March 2015, with a lengthy deadlock over the issue of Scotland’s block grant.

Nicola Sturgeon, who earlier said a fresh deal had been tabled, is to make a statement to MSPs at 17:30.

MSPs wanted an agreement sealed by Tuesday to allow time for Holyrood to scrutinise the deal.

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