SNP crisis talks as Humza Yousaf 'runs out of money' to fund vow to freeze ... trends now

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Humza Yousaf is set to hold a special meeting of his Cabinet later today as his Scottish Government struggles to plug a £1billion black hole.

The Scottish First Minister is due to meet with his top team for a second time this week in a rare move.

Mr Yousaf and his SNP ministers will continue frantic talks over the upcoming Scottish Budget, which is scheduled for publication on 19 December.

It has been widely reported that Mr Yousaf's SNP-led administration is struggling to make its £60billion tax and spending plans work.

The Scottish First Minister is said to be determined to meet his promise to freeze council tax for Scots, despite facing a £1billion shortfall.

The Scottish Tories have accused the SNP of having their sums 'all over the place'.

Mr Yousaf's party has blamed Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's Autumn Statement for putting more pressure on their spending plans.

Humza Yousaf is set to hold a special meeting of his Cabinet later today as his Scottish Government struggles to plug a £1billion black hole

Humza Yousaf is set to hold a special meeting of his Cabinet later today as his Scottish Government struggles to plug a £1billion black hole

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