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Brexit (Councils)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 26th September 2019.

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Photo of Graham Simpson Graham Simpson Conservative

The Scottish Government has so far received £93 million in Barnett consequentials for Brexit preparations. About £8 million of that should have gone to councils, but, as the First Minister said, they have received only £1.6 million so far and are being told by Derek Mackay to submit business cases for the rest of the cash. In England, councils have been given £83 million to date without having to prove anything. With just 35 days to go until Brexit— [

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