Public bodies and government agencies are set to receive almost £100m from the UK Government in a ‘COP26 dividend’, it can be revealed.

A total of at least £87m to public bodies has been signed off by the UK Government already, with that figure likely to be closer to £100m after the climate change conference is over.

Scotland on Sunday can reveal the UK Government Cabinet Office has agreed to pay at least £87m to cover the costs of staging the conference and to help health and emergency services cope with the additional pressure caused by up to 30,000 visitors.

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