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Is the gap in public spending between UK nations fair?

Since the people of Scotland voted in the referendum on independence, the fallout from the result has included more debate on relative levels of public spending.

The three main Westminster parties have all promised to preserve the current formula which gives Scotland more public spending per head than England and Wales.

In Scotland public spending per head is more than £10,000, 19% more than in England where it is just over £8,500.

In Wales, public spending is over £9,700, which is nearly 14% higher than England.

Economics editor Robert Peston visits the north-east of England to hear the views of people there.

  • 25 Sep 2014
  • From the section UK
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