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Holtham Commission Reports

Here you can find 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 could be made to work in practice, and proposes devolution of limited tax-varying and borrowing powers to Wales.

Commission publishes working paper on needs assessment

The Commission publishes a working paper setting out its initial thoughts on how a simple needs-based formula could be devised to replace the Barnett Formula.
Funding devolved government in Wales: Barnett & beyond

Funding devolved government in Wales: Barnett & beyond

First report to the Welsh Assembly Government.

Commissioned research

In addition to the analyses and calculations undertaken by the Commission itself, the following reviews were procured.