Ex-PM Proposes More Tax Power for Scotland – So Less For Others

Gordon Brown, the Scottish ex-Prime Minister for the UK, has proposed more tax raising powers for Scotland. He has suggested a partnership of equals with power sharing across the UK, with some taxes in part raised locally, the rest at a UK level. As an Irishman that seems a reasonable idea to me. But as a tax barrister in the London and SE area there is a big problem. The bits of the UK south of Scotland and east of Wales, where the majority live, don’t have their own Parliament and have no local tax raising powers of their own. So that means a two-tier tax system. Less power but more to pay for the regions.

Eamon McNicholas
Tax Barrister, Accountant

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