Scotch tax power boost on the cards

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

‘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

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