AS I SEE IT: The Finance Secretary is running out of excuses, says TERRY MURDEN Kate Forbes must be wishing her maternity leave had kicked in more quickly. This is a week that can’t end soon enough for Scotland’s Finance Secretary. After suffering a mauling over her government’s mishandling of the Clyde ferries contract she […]
Scottish income tax
AS I SEE IT: TERRY MURDEN Maybe it’s a case of being careful what you wish for. The Scottish Budget has delivered something of an income tax and spending bombshell for the Holyrood government which is largely a result of being granted more powers under devolution. Ministers have been told by the Budget watchdog that […]
Devolving some powers over income tax to the Scottish parliament has created not only a divergence with the rest of the UK, but also raised a number of questions about defining a Scottish taxpayer.