The Barnett Formula is the formula used to calculate the amount of United Kingdom public expenditure to be allocated to Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The Barnett Formula has come under increasing scrutiny since its introduction in the 1970's. There is widespread doubt about the suitability of the Barnett Formula to the contemporary English tax payer.  The government should conduct a review.

Why is this idea important?

A review into the Barnett Formula would be an opportunity to assess the suitability of the Barnett Formula to the contemporary United Kingdon. On the basis of such a review, the government could then devise strategies to alleviate the concerns of tax payers about how money is divided up in the United Kingdom.

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