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One wonders how the SNP would finance an independent Scotland without Barnett formula

New analysis from the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) reveals real-terms squeeze on non-health spending per person of almost 20% over the decade to 2020/21.   The Institute has called for an ‘open and transparent’ debate on the long-term sustainability of Scotland’s devolved budget.

In the report ‘Scotland’s Budget: 2017’, the FAI provides independent analysis of Scotland’s public finances ahead of the publication of the Scottish Government’s devolved budget in December.  Analysis reveals that real-terms resource spending per capita on public services other than health is expected to be almost 20% lower in 2020/21 than it was a decade earlier.
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