But the minority administration faces almost certain defeat, after the Greens warned that council cuts made it “impossible” for the party to support it.

Green co-leader Patrick Harvie said: “If Derek Mackay thinks he can reach agreement with another opposition party in the next few days, he will have to hurry. But if he still wants Green support, he knows we will not accept the scale of cuts to local services that even his own SNP colleagues in councils around the country are telling him cannot be tolerated.”

Mr Mackay said the £11.1 billion settlement for local government represents a real terms increase in both revenue and capital funding, and a real terms increase in total overall support.

He said the Scottish Parliament should unite behind the plans to provide certainty on public spending and economic investment amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty.

Mr Mackay said his “door remains open” to opposition parties to secure a deal and ensure the budget passes.