Businesses warn against tax rises in Scotland

CBI Scotland has warned Finance Secretary Derek Mackay against putting up income tax or creating a business rates regime that is even more expensive than south of the Border.

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay. Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

CBI Scotland has said Scotland’s competitiveness could be put at risk by creating divergence with the rest of the UK on income tax and business rates.

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The warning came as four leading business groups said Mr Mackay must revamp business rates otherwise Scottish firms will lose out.

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