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New report shows that Scotland benefits from being part of the UK

The UK Treasury has released a new report which demonstrates that Scotland benefits from higher public spending as part of the UK.

The figures show that spend per head on services like the NHS and schools is £11,566 in Scotland, compared to a UK average of £9,895 – a difference of £1,671.

Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said:

“These latest figures confirm that Scotland is better off in the UK.

“We benefit from a UK dividend that sees resources pooled and shared across the country, meaning we can spend more on our NHS, schools and other public services here in Scotland.

“Under the SNP’s plan to leave the UK, this additional spending would be lost – requiring cuts and tax rises at a time when we are trying to recover from coronavirus.

“To divide Scotland with another referendum at this time is the very last thing we need.

“Rather than trying to tear us apart, the SNP should focus on uniting us.”

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