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Block Grant

Part of Scotland – in the House of Commons on 8th January 2020.

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Photo of Tony Lloyd Tony Lloyd Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Those answers are simply not good enough. The Scottish Government in Holyrood and the Scottish local authorities are entitled to know what the block grant is so that they can plan their future. Anybody who has tried to set a budget dependent on UK central Government funding knows that delay in this makes it almost impossible to manage. When will the Scottish Government be given certainty about what that block grant is, so that they can begin to plan their future?