The Scottish Government will publish its 2020-21 spending plans on Thursday.
The First Minister said a ballot could be held without Westminster's consent provided it's ruled as legal.
More than half of Scots would vote for independence - but they don't support a referendum this year.
A debate on removing the EU flag from Holyrood after Brexit will take place on Wednesday.
The First Minister's spokesman said she remains 'committed' to holding a vote this year.
The average loan debt per student has risen from £6000 nine years ago to £13,800 in 2018/19.
Boris Johnson has denied Nicola Sturgeon's request for indyref2 - but the battle doesn't end there.
The number of private sector businesses operating in the country has risen by more than a quarter since 2007.
STV News analysed how politicians utilised Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this election.
The SNP is on course to win a landslide of Scottish seats on December 12, our poll found.
As they launch manifesto, what happens after December 12 will be at the forefront of SNP minds.