Scots public spending tops UK average
Scots continue to enjoy higher public spending levels than the UK average, official figures have revealed.
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.
Tory finance spokesman Murdo Fraser said: “These latest figures show that being part of the United Kingdom is increasingly beneficial to every Scot.”