Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 27th November 2012.

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Photo of John Swinney John Swinney Scottish National Party

The resources that have been generated from the public health supplement form part of the assessment of non-domestic rates income that I have made within the budget settlement. In addition, we have clearly set out, in partnership with local government, various ways in which we are taking forward a range of preventative spending measures—the total over the spending review period is £500 million—that are designed to ensure that we take early action to remedy some of the challenges and difficulties that we experience in our society.

The public health supplement forms part of the assessment of non-domestic rates income that I have made, and it is reflected in the policy priorities of the spending review.