BUDGET ANALYSIS: TERRY MURDEN says the Truss government is creating One Nation policies that will test the Holyrood regime Scottish government ministers won’t be short of things to think about in the run-up to the SNP conference this autumn. Liz Truss’s new front bench has spent its first few days in office lobbing policy grenades […]
Scottish income tax
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 […]
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.