Implied £60 billion 'taxes' raised in Scotland.

The request was refused by Scottish Government.

Dear Scottish Government,

"In 2017-18 the total budget limit from HM Treasury was £31.6 billion. In
contrast, approximately £60.0 billion in tax revenue is estimated to have been raised in
Scotland from a combination of reserved and devolved taxes. "

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Your above statement implies £60.0 billion tax revenue - does the Scottish Government stand by the above statement?

Does the budget limit from HM Treasury include 'tax' from Scottish Water, Council Tax, Business Rates, Other 'Tax' Revenues such as HRA, other local 'taxes', rents, 'fees and charges' raised by councils or other public bodies for example?

If not what is the Scottish Government estimate of all 'revenues' / 'taxes' not included in HM Treasury £31.6 billion budget limit.

What for the period 2017-18 is the total expenditure by the Scottish Government and other Public bodies?

Where did this additional (above the £31.6 billion budget limit / block grant) money come from?

Yours faithfully,

Richard Murphy

Scottish Government

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FOISA Acknowledgment of request

 

Dear Richard Murphy,

 

Thank you for your request dated 25 February 2019 under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for:

 

"In 2017-18 the total budget limit from HM Treasury was £31.6 billion. In
contrast, approximately £60.0 billion in tax revenue is estimated to have
been raised in Scotland from a combination of reserved and devolved taxes.
"

 

[1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/5...

 

Your above statement implies £60.0 billion  tax revenue - does the
Scottish Government stand by the above statement?

 

Does the budget limit from HM Treasury include 'tax' from Scottish Water,
Council Tax, Business Rates, Other 'Tax' Revenues such as HRA, other local
'taxes', rents, 'fees and charges' raised by councils or other public
bodies for example?

 

If not what is the Scottish Government estimate of all 'revenues' /
'taxes' not included in HM Treasury £31.6 billion budget limit.

 

What for the period 2017-18 is the total expenditure by the Scottish
Government and other Public bodies?

 

Where did this additional (above the £31.6 billion budget limit / block
grant) money come from?

 

We received your request on 26 February 2019 and will respond in
accordance with FOISA by 26 March 2019.

If you have any queries, please contact me quoting case number
FOI/19/00586.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Iain Pearce

Office of the Chief Economic Adviser 
Scottish Government

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FOI/19/00586

 

Dear Richard Murphy,

 

Please find attached a response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Iain Pearce

Office of the Chief Economic Adviser 
Scottish Government

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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 'Implied £60 billion 'taxes' raised in Scotland.'.

Scottish government quote:

"In 2017-18 the total budget limit from HM Treasury was £31.6 billion. In
contrast, approximately £60.0 billion in tax revenue is estimated to have been raised in
Scotland from a combination of reserved and devolved taxes. "

My question:
"Your above statement implies £60.0 billion tax revenue - does the Scottish Government stand by the above statement?"

Waiting for confirmation that £60.0 billion tax revenue is raised in Scotland?

Furthermore due to non-answer of a straight forward question I would like to see a breakdown of each and every 'tax' that makes up the sum of £60 billion 'tax' in both gross and net figures (for example income taxes before and after deduction of income tax credits, plus G.O.S to be aligned with individual 'tax' on a gross and net basis)

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

Yours faithfully,

Richard Murphy

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All of this is available in the GERS spreadsheets Table 1.4

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Acknowledgment of request for review of original response

 

Dear Richard Murphy

 

Thank you for your request dated 17 March 2019 for a review of our
response to your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002 (FOISA) for:

 

"In 2017-18 the total budget limit from HM Treasury was £31.6 billion. In
contrast, approximately £60.0 billion in tax revenue is estimated to have
been raised in Scotland from a combination of reserved and devolved taxes.
"

 

[1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/5...

 

Your above statement implies £60.0 billion  tax revenue - does the
Scottish Government stand by the above statement?

 

Does the budget limit from HM Treasury include 'tax' from Scottish Water,
Council Tax, Business Rates, Other 'Tax' Revenues such as HRA, other local
'taxes', rents, 'fees and charges' raised by councils or other public
bodies for example?

 

If not what is the Scottish Government estimate of all 'revenues' /
'taxes' not included in HM Treasury £31.6 billion budget limit.

 

What for the period 2017-18 is the total expenditure by the Scottish
Government and other Public bodies?

 

Where did this additional (above the £31.6 billion budget limit / block
grant) money come from?”

 

I have been asked by Gary Gillespie, Chief Economist, to carry out the
review because I was not involved in handling your original request.  I
will be looking at the case afresh to establish whether the original
response should be confirmed, with or without modifications as
appropriate, or a fresh decision should be substituted.

 

We received your review request on the 17 March 2019 so I will respond in
accordance with FOISA by 15 April 2019.

 

If you have any queries, please contact me quoting case number
FOI/19/00586.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jose Viada Galvez

 

Office of the Chief Economic Adviser 
Scottish Government

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FOISA Acknowledgment of request

 

Dear Richard Murphy

 

Thank you for your request dated 17 March 2019 under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for:

Furthermore due to non-answer of a straight forward question I would like
to see a breakdown of each and every 'tax' that makes up the  sum of £60
billion 'tax' in both gross and net figures (for example income taxes
before and after deduction of income tax credits, plus G.O.S to be aligned
with  individual 'tax' on a gross and net basis)

 

This was made as part of your request for a review of a previous FOI, with
reference number FOI/19/00586. It is being treated as a separate and new
request.

 

We received your request on 17 March 2019 and will respond in accordance
with FOISA by 15 April 2019.

 

If you have any queries, please contact me quoting case number
FOI/19/00832.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Iain Pearce

Office of the Chief Economic Adviser 
Scottish Government

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FOI/19/00586

 

Dear Richard Murphy,

 

Please find attached a response to your Freedom of Information review
request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jose Viada Galvez

Office of the Chief Economic Adviser 
Scottish Government

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Reference: FOI/19/00832

 

Dear Richard Murphy,

 

Please find attached a response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Iain Pearce

Office of the Chief Economic Adviser 
Scottish Government

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