A heated debate is brewing between leading Scottish business groups over
whether the Scottish parliament
should be given the power to levy and spend its own taxes.
The Scottish Chambers of
Commerce (SCC) is currently surveying its members on the issue after CBI
Scotland director Iain McMillan last month branded the debate over further
devolution a “distraction” ahead of next year’s elections.
But Liz Cameron, chief executive of SCC, argued: ‘We do not believe it is
appropriate at this time to smother this debate. We believe this is an area
which requires a factual, open and succinct debate.’
Furthermore, according to The
Scotsman, groups like the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) are less
hostile towards the idea of fiscal autonomy now than a year ago.
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