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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17433: Tom Mason (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 22 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the £292.17 million anticipated loss of income tax revenue in the years up to 2023-24 due to behavioural responses to policy changes in the 2018-19 budget is avoidable if taxes are lowered.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 16 July 2018

The Scottish Government’s 2018-19 income tax reform will - even after behaviour effects - deliver an additional £1.2 billion over the next 5 years to support public services and the economy, as well as making our system fairer and more progressive.