National Party has announced a series of tax cut pledges for
business and the public in its battle to defeat Labour in the Scotland general
election in May.
SNP leader Alex Salmond has pledged to remove council tax and swap it with a
local income tax, abolish business rates for businesses with a rateable value of
£8,000, which should affect 120,000 companies. Rate relief will be introduced
for 30,000 businesses, which have a rateable value of between £8,000 and
‘Local companies will be free to invest, gorw and employ more people,’ stated
the SNP’s advertising campaign.
The Scottish Labour
Party said the SNP was hiding the true costs of its income tax
"The whole idea of HMRC officials supplying confidential information about individuals to the media on a non-attributable basis is, or should be, a matter of serious concern," say Supreme Court judges
Changes to the tax system is urged to support the growth of entrepreneurs, found a report from the Grant Thornton UK, the Institute of Directors, and the Prelude Group
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
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