The Fiscal Crisis of the United Kingdom

  • Iain McLean

Part of the Tranforming Government book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 226-250

About this book


The system for allocating public expenditure to the nations and regions of the UK has broken down. Money goes to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland by the notorious Barnett formula, but this is collapsing and cannot last long. Money goes to the English regions by poorly-understood formulae that work badly. People in every region think that the system is unfair to them. The Fiscal Crisis of the United Kingdom suggests how the system could be fixed, drawing lessons from Australia and Canada. It recommends a Territorial Grants Commission.


government public finance work

Authors and affiliations

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

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