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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-14067: Tom Mason (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 25 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to questions S5W-13487 and S5W-13588 by Derek Mackay on 10 and 11 January 2018 respectively, how increasing Council Tax levels could impact on the consumption component of aggregate demand as a result of any decrease in household incomes from such a policy.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 6 February 2018

Scottish Government has capped locally determined increases to council tax in order to protect household income and deliver additional funding to support public services. Investment in vital public services underpins a strong economy and therefore supports aggregate demand.