Scottish government claims UK Government spent £18 billion on Social protection in Scotland GERS - 2018-19?

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Manfred Stobartson

Dear Scottish Government,

You claim UK Government spent £18 billion on Social protection in Scotland GERS - 2018-19

table 3.8
https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/do...

Does this sum include the £1.6 billion of tax credits paid at source in Scotland via the 'wage packet' and therefore never received by UK Government to pay out?

If so can the figure of £18 billion be reduced to it's true figure of £16.4 billion 'paid out by UK Government'?

Yours faithfully,

Manfred Stobartson

Scottish Government

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Dear Manfred Stobartson,

Please find attached a response to your correspondence.

Yours sincerely,

Iain Pearce
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