Public Expenditure

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 15 July 2015.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Financial Secretary to the Treasury 11:30, 15 July 2015

The latest edition of the Country and Regional Analysis calculates that in 2013-14 total identifiable expenditure on services in Scotland was 15% higher than the UK average. Once the Smith agreement has been implemented, changes in Scottish Government funding will increasingly come from changes in Scottish taxes rather than as a result of the Barnett formula.