Brexit & EconomyPoliticsScotch tax power boost on the cards

Scotch tax power boost on the cards

Gordon Brown hints that MPs North of the Border may have their powers extended to enable them to raise taxes

Scottish MPs could be gifted sweeping new powers which will see their tax
raising powers beefed-up.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown told BBC Scotland that a review of the Scottish
parliament’s operations 10 years after devolution could lead to the legislative
body being given greater fiscal autonomy, the
FT
reported.

‘There is an issue about the financial responsibility of an administration
that has £30bn to spend but doesn’t have any responsibility for raising [it],’
Brown said. ‘In any other devolved administration in the world, there is usually
a financial responsibility that requires not only the spending of money by the
administration but also its responsibility to take seriously how it raises
money.’

Further reading:

Scottish
National Party calls for Council Tax to be scrapped

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