Treasury: Scottish people '£1,400 a year better off in UK'

Scottish people will be £1,400 a year better off if the country remains in the UK, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said. However, the Scottish government claimed an independent country could be £5 billion a year better off.

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Danny Alexander: Taxpayers 'better off in Union'

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said:

The Scottish Government is trying to leave the UK but it won't tell anyone how much the set-up surcharge is for an independent Scotland.

As part of the UK, Scotland gains from a strong and stable tax and benefits system and our comprehensive analysis, published this week, sets out how much better-off Scottish taxpayers are; that's why we're better off together.

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