30 August 2011

Funny money

The Mail indulges itself with the usual song and dance:
The gulf in state spending between Scotland and England has hit a record £1,600 per head.

Government spending in Scotland averaged £10,212 per person last year, £1,624 per head more than in England.
And, as usual, they omit to mention that state spending in London on a comparable basis is more than in Scotland, as it reaches £10,256 per head. (See table 9.4 here)

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