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Working paper: Replacing Barnett with a needs-based formula

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The Commission proposes a straightforward way of aligning relative funding with relative need.
In its first report, the Commission recommended that the Barnett Formula should be replaced by a needs-based formula. In this working paper, the Commission sets out how this could be achieved, and employs a methodology for developing a needs-based formula that is derived from funding decisions of the UK Government and the devolved administrations.