Leader Comment

Leaders: Time for honest public debate on taxation
Nicola Sturgeon has provided a welcome insight into the direction she sees Scotland’s income tax regime taking under a future SNP government. Tax rises – or cuts – are unlikely in the next few years despite the Scottish Government assuming control over this from April. The lack of flexibility under the forthcoming “Calman” package means any rises – or cuts – would have to be across the board and appears out of step with the “progressive” approach favoured by Ms Sturgeon. 3

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