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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-06499: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how much the City of Edinburgh Council has already received in recognition of its capital city status in each year since this funding has been provided, and how much it will receive in 2017-18.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 6 February 2017

The Scottish Government has provided the City of Edinburgh Council with extra funding in recognition of its position as capital city since the 2008-09 local government finance settlement. For each financial year between 2008-09 and 2010-11 the Council received £3.5 million each year. From 2011-12 to 2016-17 this was increased to £3.9 million each year. I can confirm that in 2017-18 they will, again, receive £3.9 million in recognition of the increased costs that are associated with Edinburgh being Scotland’s capital city.