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To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider adjusting the grant-aided expenditure mechanism for supporting additional costs of island education to ensure that Argyll and Bute Council receives the same level of funding for that purpose as the island authorities.


Answered by John Swinney (06/01/2016):

The distribution formula which allocates funding to all local authorities on a fair and equitable basis is kept under constant review by the joint Scottish Government and COSLA settlement and distribution group. This is an officer led group that makes recommendations to both central and local government politicians. Any proposal to review the distribution formula which provides support in recognition of the additional costs of island education proposed by COSLA on behalf of local government would be carefully considered.


Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 06/01/2016
 
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