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S5W-11115: Bill Bowman (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the impact would be on business of any increase in income tax, and what analysis it has carried out on this.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 12 September 2017

As set out in the recent Programme for Government, the Scottish Government intends to publish a discussion paper on income tax to generate debate before setting the budget for 2018-19. The paper will cover options to ensure the sustainability of public services and giving long term certainty to taxpayers. The Scottish Government looks forward to opening this debate and engaging with others about what kind of society and economy we want.