The Whys and Wherefores of Fiscal Flows

  • Iain McLean
Part of the Tranforming Government book series


As previous chapters have shown, the distribution of UK revenue to the regional and territorial governments, health authorities, and local authorities which spend the money is a based on a hotch-potch of badly designed formulae. The Barnett formula, which allocates money to the devolved territories, has been attacked from all sides; its progenitor Lord Barnett now disowns it. The mechanism by which resources were distributed to local authorities within the English regions was changed in 2002, but the current system has not wholly escaped the faults of its predecessor.


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© Iain McLean 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Iain McLean
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Oxford UniversityEngland
  2. 2.Nuffield CollegeEngland

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