Whitehall accused of bid to 'roll back devolution' and undermine the Vow

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The UK government has been accused of trying to "roll back devolution' after the Treasury said it was preparing to hand investment directly from Whitehall to local authorities in Scotland, bypassing the Barnett formula. £1bn of the fund will be ring fenced for communities in England, with most of that money already earmarked for areas of the north that voted for Brexit. It had prompted claims from critics that the fund is a "bung" for Labour MPs to back Theresa May's Brexit deal - although only three did so earlier this week. 

Period14 Mar 2019 → 15 Mar 2019

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  • TitleScottish councils say UK 'isn't playing by the rules' with bid to control new funds
    Media name/outletThe Scotsman
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date15/03/19
    PersonsJames Mitchell
  • TitleWhitehall accused of bid to 'roll back devolution' and undermine the Vow
    Media name/outletThe Scotsman
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date14/03/19
    PersonsJames Mitchell