The gulf in state spending between Scotland and England has hit a record £1,600 per head.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)
Government spending in Scotland averaged £10,212 per person last year, £1,624 per head more than in England.
30 August 2011
The Mail indulges itself with the usual song and dance: