Funds retained from Barnett payment by Scottish Government during 2017/18

Donald Scott made this Freedom of Information request to Audit Scotland

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Dear Audit Scotland,

Scotland's 32 councils have managed budgets well over the last year but face a difficult time ahead, says the Accounts Commission.

One of the most significant issues for councils continues to be resources. In 2017/18, funding from the Scottish Government reduced by 2.3 per cent in real terms.

Will you provide full details of the funds from Barnett paid by Westminster, but withheld from councils by the Scottish Government during the period 2017/18.

Yours faithfully,

Donald Scott

Ian Metcalfe, Audit Scotland

Dear Mr Scott

This email is to acknowledge and respond to your Freedom of information request dated 29 November 2018.

We have searched our records and I can confirm that Audit Scotland does not hold the information you have requested. Therefore under section 17 of the freedom of information (Scotland) Act 2002, Audit Scotland does not hold the information requested.

The information you request is more likely to be available from the Scottish Government and I have included a link to their Freedom of Information page https://www.gov.scot/about/contact-infor... and a link to the 2018/19 budget https://www.gov.scot/budget/

I hope this is of help to you.

Yours sincerely

Ian Metcalfe
Corporate Performance Officer
Audit Scotland, 4th Floor, 102 West Port, Edinburgh EH3 9DN
T: 0131 625 1861 E: [email address]
www.audit-scotland.gov.uk

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Dear Ian Metcalfe,

Thank you for your reply.

Yours sincerely,

Donald Scott

Ian Metcalfe, Audit Scotland

Thank you for your email, however I am out of the office and will be back
from  9:00am on the 7 January 2019. I will get back to you as soon as I
can after that.