Date lodged: 9 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to freeze the basic rate of income tax throughout the fifth parliamentary session.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 23 September 2016
Our Programme for Government, published on 6 September, reaffirmed the plans for income tax in Scotland set out on 22 March to freeze the basic rate of income tax throughout this Parliament. We will announce specific proposals for income tax as part of the 2017-18 Draft Budget, which will be debated and voted on by the Parliament in due course.