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SNP Does Well for Scotland on Devolved Tax

The SNP government in Edinburgh has done very well for Scotland in the new block grant and devolved tax powers negotiations with the UK Treasury. In particular the deal protects the Barnet formula, under which Scotland gets extra money to … Continue reading

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English Tax Decided by English Votes ?

Election tax promises continue, now with the Conservatives launching an English mini-manifesto promising English votes for English laws, including tax. Despite the protests from nationalist parties in other countries of the UK the logic and basic, democratic fairness is inescapable. … Continue reading

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New Tax Powers in UK to be Paid for by More Taxes on England ?

New Tax Powers in UK to be Paid for by More Taxes on England ? The publication last week by the Westminster government of more proposed taxation powers for the Scottish Parliament could signal the start of deeper divisions over … Continue reading

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