Date lodged: 13 March 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the National Audit Office's recent report, Investigation into devolved funding.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 21 March 2019
I welcome the National Audit Office’s report.
It acknowledges that additional funding for Northern Ireland, including as part of the Conservative-DUP Confidence and Supply arrangement, will not result in additional consequentials for Scotland. To date, Scotland has lost out on equivalent funding of around £3.3 billion. This is completely unacceptable.
The UK Government must use its fiscal headroom to provide additional finance and flexibility to Scotland, in line with the Barnett Formula.