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More powers for Scotland - what does it mean?BBC NewsOn that, the commission's main recommendation was that Scotland needed powers to set income tax rates and bands on earned income - and will keep all the income tax raised in Scotland. That comes from the argument that Scotland's 15-year-old devolved ...
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Are Scotland's new tax and spending powers fair?BBC NewsThe really important stuff on economic and fiscal devolution to Scotland is yet to be decided. In saying that, you may think I've gone mad - given that the Smith Commission has apparently made some huge decisions. Here is what stands out for me from ...
Scotland could slash air travel taxes under new UK deal
LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland is likely to slash taxes on passengers flying out of the country from next year following a new tax deal with Britain, giving Scottish airports an advantage over rivals south of the border in England. The Scottish Parliament was on Thursday promised new powers by the UK government, including control over air passenger duty (APD). That would allow the majority Scottish ...
Scotland to be granted income tax autonomy
London (AFP) - Scotland is set to get sweeping new powers including setting its own income tax rates, under plans unveiled Thursday by a cross-party commission on greater devolution.
UK edges towards federalism with Scotland powers deal
By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Britain agreed to further dismantle its highly centralised system of government on Thursday, striking a political deal to grant Scotland new tax-raising powers in a move critics fear could trigger the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom. The deal, unveiled on Thursday after an agreement between all the Scottish chapters of Britain's main political ...
What Scotland deal would mean for UK
Scottish deal is risky but leaders cannot backtrack on promises
More powers for Scotland explained
The Holyrood parliament in Edinburgh is on course to receiving new powers, including on income tax, VAT and airport duty - but what will this mean for Scotland and the rest of the UK. Follow this explainer to find out more....
Are Scotland's new tax and spending powers fair?
The most important decisions on Scotland's future are yet to be taken.
Scotland to be granted power to set income tax
Scotland is to be granted the power to set income tax rates and determine income tax bands under a decision made in the wake of the Scottish referendum in September.
Scotland's thrilling new powers will make English politics more reactionary than ever
It?s brilliant to see my home country heading slowly but inexorably towards social democracy ? but it comes at an awful cost south of the border As a Scot living in England, I don?t know whether to be thrilled or depressed about the Smith Commission?s announcement that Scotland will get more power over taxation. It?s brilliant to see my home country heading slowly but inexorably towards social ...
Scotland may cut air travel taxes
Scotland is likely to slash taxes on passengers flying out of the country from next year following a new tax deal with Britain, giving Scottish airports an advantage over English rivals.
UK to grant Scotland more powers
The UK's political parties struck a deal to grant Scotland greater autonomy to satisfy disappointed separatists who lost the independence vote.