Thursday, 14 December 2017

Scottish income tax rises for middle and higher earners to be unveiled



Scotland's finance secretary is expected to confirm income tax rises for middle and higher earners when he unveils his draft budget for next year.

 
Derek Mackay will say the increase in taxation is needed to raise more money to help protect public services.


It will see many people in Scotland pay more income tax than those on the same salary elsewhere in the UK.


But First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that 70% of taxpayers will pay no more than they do at present.


The Scottish government was given powers over income tax rates and bands last year.





BBC      News.