SNP's funding for their Independence campaign and how much taxpayers contribute: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

All information in regard to the SNP's funding for their Independence campaign and how much taxpayers contribute.This includes court proceedings (against the UK govt for another referendum vote), all TV advertising, posters, flyers, mail, and radio campaigns.


should explain that the Scottish Government and the Scottish National Party are wholly separate legal entities and under FOISA, the Scottish Government can only provide you with recorded information held by the Scottish Government. We do not hold any information about costs incurred by the Scottish National Party. This is a formal notice under Section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

If you have a specific query about costs incurred by the Scottish National Party, you may wish to consider addressing your query to the headquarters of the Scottish National Party directly. However, you will wish to be aware that political parties are not subject to freedom of information legislation. The Scottish National Party can be contacted at:

Scottish National Party
Gordon Lamb House
3 Jackson's Entry

If you are looking for information related to Scottish Government spending on independence work, please let us know, including which time period you are interested in, and we can take this forward as a new Freedom of Information request.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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