Warning for Finance Secretary
Raising the top rate of income tax from 45p to 50p may lead to a loss of revenue for the Scottish government, according to its chief economist.
Business expecting tax ris
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has dropped strong hints that the Scottish government will raise income tax in next month’s Budget.
Surprise result from snapshot poll
A snapshot poll of business leaders has revealed some support for an increase in the basic rate of income tax…
Treasury concedes to demands
Small businesses and landlords were given extra breathing space today when the Treasury announced a delay to the new digital system for keeping tax records…
General Election: Personal finance
The big take-away from the party manifestos is how differently the parties are approaching the “grey vote”. Lindsey Rogerson reports.
Ministers too 'heavy-handed', says JLL
Further evidence has emerged that the Scottish Government’s replacement for stamp duty is holding back the …
Party rift over higher rate plan
Labour’s plan to raise taxes on those earning more than £80,000 is likely to re-open issues over staff facing differential tax demands north and south of the border….
Call for new committee
Tax professionals are calling on the Scottish Parliament to set up a committee focused exclusively on scrutinising the country’s devolved tax powers…
Relief reduction hits sector
Many of Scotland’s landlords in the private letting sector will need to raise rents to cope with the effects of a new taxation regime…
Millions face 'extra burden'
Government plans to force millions of small companies and self-employed workers to publish regular digital returns should be delayed..