RISHI Sunak has "bypassed devolution" with his Covid-19 economic recovery plan, Holyrood's Finance Secretary has said.

Kate Forbes says the Scottish Government will only get £21 million of additional funding from the £30 billion package of measures unveiled by the Chancellor yesterday.

But that was disputed by the UK Government, with Economic Secretary to the Treasury John Glen saying the figure will be £800m - which he said would have "a significant effect across the Scottish economy".

Sunak announced a series of measures including a VAT cut on food, accommodation and attractions from 20% to 5% from July 15 until January 12, while restaurants will also benefit from a scheme offering people cut-price meals Monday to Wednesday in August.

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He also outlined plans to help young people into work, along with a £1000 bonus for company bosses for each worker they bring back from furlough and keep in a job.

Glen, speaking on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme today, said: "We made a whole range of interventions based on things we know will work to support, create and protect jobs.

"I think the interventions that we have made should have a significant effect across the Scottish economy.

"You have a tourism sector in Scotland that is about one in 20 jobs, I think the VAT cut will have a massive effect in tourism and hospitality and I am glad we have taken a range of different steps that will affect the economy of the United Kingdom in different ways in different places."

He said there will be an additional £800m through the block grant for Scotland - but Forbes again claimed the figure will be significantly less.

The Scottish Government has been pressing for more borrowing powers to tackle the crisis, and she argued the UK Government should have been more ambitious in its efforts to bolster the economy.

The Finance Secretary told the programme: "An economic crisis of this scale requires an ambitious and a practical response and I think there was an element to welcome, the temporary cut to VAT for example.

"But overall of the £30bn announced, the Scottish Government will only receive £21m and that is less than 0.1%.

"So it lacked the funding and the powers to the Scottish Government to allow us to tailor our response to the economic crisis, essentially it bypassed devolution."

She claimed the £800m figure cited by the UK Government includes money from funding announcements over the last few weeks.

"There was not any new consequential funding of note to the Scottish Government for economic stimulus," Forbes insisted.