2016-12-16 14:43:33 UTC
THE SNP has been accused of “setting a dangerous precedent” which could
damage the economy after pushing ahead with plans to make Scotland
the highest taxed part of the UK.
Setting out his budget for 2017-18, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay confirmed
middle class workers would pay an average of £314 more per head next year
than if they were living south of the border.
The threshold for the 40p rate of income tax will rise by inflation in
£43,430 next year, but to £45,000 in the rest of the UK under Tory plans to
ease taxes on higher earners.