England subsidises Scottish public spending, think-tank director tells BBC listeners

Scottish public spendingScottish public spending is subsidised by English taxpayers, the director of a London based think-tank has claimed.

Presenting a programme on BBC Radio 4, Paul Johnson, the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, claimed Scotland could only afford services like free personal care for the elderly because of England.

Responsing to an explanation of Scotland’s system by Dr Philippa Whitford MP, he said: “Of course Scotland has the advantage that its current public spending is partly subsidised by England.”

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Source :  Indyref2.scot
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Publication Date :  Jul 30
, 2018

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