Published: Sat, December 16, 2017
Health Care | By Alice Shelton

Income tax rises for people in Scotland earning over £24000 a year

Income tax rises for people in Scotland earning over £24000 a year

He said the new starter rate meant no one earning less than £33,000 a year - about 70% of Scottish taxpayers - would pay more tax.

"You can not trust a word that this First Minister or this Scottish Government say".

"The message from this Budget is clear: don't be ambitious, don't be hard working, and don't be successful in the SNP's Scotland".

The top rate on earnings over £150,000 has been increased from 45% to 46%.

"Today the SNP and every member of this Government has broken their promise to the Scottish people".

"Had we gone further our modelling indicates that once behavioural effects of forestalling are considered a higher rate could actually reduce income tax revenue next year and that's not a decision any sensible government would take".

The co-leader of Fife Council, which is one of the biggest local authorities in Scotland, said they will have to repeat the maximum rise to try and offset the estimated £10m cut to its core grant.

Mr Mackay claimed the additional £164 million raised by the increases was needed to plug a spending gap on public services.

Three out of ten taxpayers in Scotland could be facing a rise in their bills after Thursday's Scottish Budget, Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister, has indicated.

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson condemned the plan as a broken manifesto promise
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson condemned the plan as a broken manifesto promise

She said: "We have been clear that the NHS can not be expected to fund this from existing budgets".

Richard Leonard, the Scottish Labour leader, said the cut for councils' day-to-day spending comes as councils "need an additional £545 million just to stand still".

John Downie, director of public affairs for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), said the budget "fails to recognise the many third sector workers delivering public services who are not even being paid the living wage" and called for them to benefit from a similar commitment.

Ms Sturgeon has promised a pro-business Budget aimed at boosting the flagging economy.

"Because when Derek Mackay stands up here and outlines his Budget proposals then, much of what Ruth Davison has been saying over the past week will be seen to be complete and utter nonsense".

Murdo Fraser, the Scottish Tories's finance spokesman, accused him of introducing a "Nat tax" which would leave about 1.2m Scottish workers who earned £26,000 or more paying more tax than their counterparts in the rest of the UK.

"That is a fact that the Tories don't like hearing".

Mackay again attacked the United Kingdom government for cutting Holyrood's budget for day to day spending by £200m in real terms next year, although the Treasury has increased his capital budgets by £509m and financing for home-ownership by £1.1bn over the next three years. "We shall continue to work with the Scottish Government to ensure that capitalisation of the bank is carried forward beyond this initial two year period and look forward to helping the government set up the SNIB so that it operates for the public good".

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