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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-01663: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 27 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding how much it costs Edinburgh City Council to host events linked to its capital city status.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 16 August 2016

The costs associated with hosting events is a matter for Edinburgh City Council, however, I can confirm that the Scottish Government is providing Edinburgh City Council with total funding in 2016-17 amounting to £786.3 million, which includes £11 million additional funding that Edinburgh receives through the new funding floor mechanism and £3.9 million in recognition of its position as capital city.