On 26 April 2024, the Government published a further response to the House of Commons’ Treasury Committee Second Report on the Edinburgh Reforms.

On 8 December 2023, the Treasury Committee published its Second Report 2023-24, Edinburgh Reforms One Year On: Has Anything Changed?. On 28 February 2024, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury committed to provide the Treasury Committee with a more detailed response to the Second Report’s recommendations. The supplementary response is appended to the report.

In its Second Report, the Treasury Committee had questioned the validity of the government’s claims that welcoming consultations, establishing reviews or publishing documents should be considered reforms. In his response the Economic Secretary to the Treasury argues that reviews are a key part of the policy making process and that it would not have been appropriate to commit to more specific reforms at Edinburgh prior to this work being completed. He adds that this commitment has now been delivered and the government is now progressing next steps.