0831 GMT October 17, 2021
Britain's semi-autonomous nations receive some of their funding based on how much is spent by the central government in England. But final amounts can normally not be guaranteed in advance, creating uncertainty over spending limits, nasdaq.com reported.
The Treasury is seeking to address that uncertainty by promising that the three nations will receive at least £3.7 billion in additional funding this year. That is on top of other increases worth £8.9 billion announced since a March budget.
Friday's announcement also sought to relieve growing tension between central and devolved governments — particularly in Scotland where support for independence has been fanned by disagreements over the coronavirus response.