Scots public spending higher than UK

Scots continue to enjoy higher public spending levels than the UK average, official figures today revealed.

Scots enjoy higher public spending than the UK average
Scots enjoy higher public spending than the UK average

And the gap in between Scotland and the rest of the UK on spending for services like schools and hospitals is on the rise, according to the Country and Regional Analysis 2017.
The average Scot receives £10,651 in public spending, compared to £9,159 for the rest of the UK. The gap of £1,492 grew by £72 over the past year, the figures show.

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The highest spend per head is in Northern Ireland at £11,042, followed by Scotland. Wales is next at £10,076 and then England at £8,898.

Scots enjoy higher public spending than the UK average

The figures take in both devolved services delivered by Holyrood and "reserved" spending from Westminster.

Scots enjoy higher public spending than the UK average