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AMEND THE "BARNETT FORMULA" - A GROSSLY UNFAIR DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC MONEY.

Submitted on Tuesday 30th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

AMEND THE "BARNETT FORMULA" - A GROSSLY UNFAIR DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC MONEY.

Additional Information

This years Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis shows that last year, total public spending per head in Scotland was £10,212, compared to £8,829 per head in England - it means that Scotland received 10% of Whitehall money, for only just over 8% of the U.K. population . Wales received £9,829 for the same period , It is hard to figure out why this "temporary measure", some 30 years ago, has not been adjusted, as the facilities & self-government it was drawn up for, have long been achieved . Lord Barnett, the former Treasury chief Secretary, who drew up the formala, also warned that it is now "grossly unfair" . The free services existing now in Scotland - university tuition, prescriptions & long-term elderly care & to some extent in Wales, are all being subsidised by England . This cannot be right, In these times of budget cuts to quite a lot of essential services, I urge the Government to correct this imbalance . Please sign this petition. Thank you,


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