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Holtham Commission reports

Reports issued by the Independent Commission on Funding and Finance for Wales.

Fairness and accountability: a new funding settlement for Wales

The Commission's final report demonstrates how a needs-based alternative to the Barnett Formula would work in practice, and proposes devolution of limited tax-varying and borrowing powers to Wales.

Working paper: Replacing Barnett with a needs-based formula

The Commission proposes a straightforward way of aligning relative funding with relative need.

Commissioned research

In addition to the analyses and calculations undertaken by the Commission itself, these reviews were commissioned.

Funding devolved government in Wales: Barnett and beyond

First report to the Welsh Assembly Government.