|Does Scotland want the UK (basically the English taxpayers) to start questioning all funding, including the Barnett formula?|
Scotland’s creative sector is set to miss out on nearly £1.5bn of investment from the licence fee over the next decade, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has claimed. From the £320m raised annually by licence fee payers in Scotland, only £176.5m is spent in Scotland.
If Scotland received the same rate of licence fee investment as BBC Wales it would see spending increase here by over £140m every year. Ms Hyslop has long called for a fairer investment from the BBC for Scotland, which the latest charter, published last month, failed to address.