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TALKS aimed at thrashing out a permanent model for Scotland's funding once Holyrood gain new powers could again go down to the wire.

After months of talks with the UK Treasury, Deputy First Minister John Swinney last week secured a deal on how the Scottish block grant will be adjusted once the changes come in.

But with a review of arrangements to take place after the 2021 Scottish Parliament election, a permanent deal then has to be agreed between Holyrood and Westminster.

Tory MSP Alex Johnstone pressed the Deputy First Minister if those talks could "go down to the wire" in the same way that negotiations did last week.

Swinney, giving evidence to the devolution committee about the fiscal framework deal, said that he couldn't rule that out.

The fiscal framework negotiations had been in deadlock.


EVIDENCE John Swinney

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Date:Mar 4, 2016
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