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A quite extraordinary statement which of course has not a single element of truth. It may come from the oft repeated statement that for every £6 spent per head in Scotland the Barnett formula allocates £5 per head in England. This is simplistic in itself in that there are huge variations in public spending by area with London having the highest spend of all, Northern England being much on a par with Scotland.
The Barnett formula is constructed in such a way as to gradually reduce the £5 to £6 difference.

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