GERS 2018-19, £63bn revenues, £45bn spent by Scottish government, Scottish local government, Scottish public bodies, £18bn remaining unaccounted for?

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Scottish Government fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Scottish Government,

Thank you for providing clear and precise information regarding source of £45bn expenditure financing:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

I note a sum of £18bn difference between the £63bn revenue raised in Scotland and the £45bn expenditure above!

Please provide total sum of:
Scottish revenue NOT sent to or collected by UK central government?
Scottish revenue sent to/collected by UK central government?
Scottish revenue returned to Scottish government, Scottish local government, Scottish public corporations by UK central government?
Scottish revenue retained by UK central government?

Yours faithfully,

Manfred Stobartson

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202000015707
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Manfred Stobartson

Dear Scottish Government,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Scottish Government's handling of my FOI request 'GERS 2018-19, £63bn revenues, £45bn spent by Scottish government, Scottish local government, Scottish public bodies, £18bn remaining unaccounted for?'.

Failure to answer in detail and with accurate calculations my FIO request, for example:

1
"Scottish revenue returned to Scottish government, Scottish local government, Scottish public corporations by UK central government?
Scottish revenue retained by UK central government?"

2
The sum calculated in the Scottish Government reply fail to add up?
£50,184m = Scottish revenue collected by UK reserved central government (includes non-savings non-dividend income tax)
minus
£11,486m = non-savings non-dividend income tax was returned to the Scottish Government
leaves a difference of
£38,698m
not
£40,128m = Scotland revenue retained by UK reserved and central government. (as alleged in this FOI reply)

I also understand that £25,897m is returned to Scottish Government via the Block Grant (happy to be corrected).

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/g...

Yours faithfully,

Manfred Stobartson

Scottish Government

Our Reference: 202000022124

Dear Manfred Stobartson,

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passed to the relevant area for consideration and has been given a
reference number of 202000022124. Please quote this number in all
correspondence. The Scottish Government aim to respond, where necessary,
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Gadawodd Manfred Stobartson anodiad ()

I note that my FOI request in the main has been answered by a SNP press release

"The figures show Scotland’s revenue is enough to cover all devolved spending as well as all spending on pensions and other social protection."

https://www.snp.org/gers-figures-explain...

supporting evidence for above statement located in the following
table 1.1 Income
cell b35 = £62,708m

table 3.8 Expenditure
cell v25 = £44,717m (Scottish Government, LAs and Public Corporations)
cell aq22 = £18,022m (Social protection, Other UK Government)

cells aq5 to aq24 (minus aq22) expenditure excluded from the SNP press release.

£63bn income (minus) £63bn expenditure , as per the SNP press release!

source
https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/do...

One would expect a straightforward non-political answer from The Scottish Government , not the SNP party website .

Please consider this update to my request when concluding this review!