On the 18th of September 2014 the Scottish people will vote in a Referendum. The question:
"Should Scotland be an independent country?"
As you might expect the magnitude of this event has dredged up a whole load of wild claims from both sides of the argument. One of the most common is the question of tax revenue vs public funding.
The claim is that the percentage of all UK public spending that goes to Scotland is greater than the percentage of all UK tax revenue that Scotland contributes. And therefore the rest of the UK would have more money if Scotland were to become independent.
This claim can be seen all over the comments section of any BBC news article on the issue. Along with people claiming the opposite.