Scots pub­lic spend­ing tops UK av­er­age

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By SCOTT MAC­NAB

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.”

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