Treasury analysis shows £1.6 billion funding gap in Scottish independence White Paper

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18 December 2013 | 00:00–23:59

The Scottish taxpayer faces a bill of £1.6 billion per year – the combined annual budget of the Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service – to meet the costs of just three of the unfunded policy commitments in the Scottish government’s White Paper for independence, new Treasury analysis shows.

The transparent analysis, which is consistent with the Autumn Statement 2013 forecasts and HMT Budget methodology, has been published in full today by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.

Full news article on the HM Treasury website

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