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S5O-01254: Linda Fabiani (East Kilbride)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 6 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the recent report, Fighting for Tax Jobs, Fighting for Tax Justice, by the PCS Union.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 14 September 2017

The Scottish Government welcomes the PCS's report, Fighting for Tax Jobs, Fighting for Tax Justice.

The Scottish Government remains deeply concerned about HMRC's Building our Future transformation programme at what must be a worrying time for the more than 8000 HMRC staff that are based in Scotland. Scottish Government policy remains that the powers over the collection and management of all taxes raised in Scotland should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament. This would allow the Scottish Parliament to create a tax administration and collection service specifically tailored to Scotland's needs.