Scotland’s tax

16 Jan 18

A Budget loophole could mean the Scottish government are about to give some of the highest earners in the country a tax cut – by mistake. [1] Just before Christmas, the Scottish government announced bold changes to income tax – and 38 Degrees members helped...

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Coul Golf Course

1 Dec 17

More than 50 acres of unspoilt Scottish coast are under threat from a planned golf course. [1] As we’ve learned from Donald Trump, golf courses can devastate our natural heritage. [2] Locals and wildlife experts and even the National Trust for Scotland have already spoken...

Scotland tax

1 Dec 17

In just 17 days, MSPs will have a chance to vote on a new tax system that could bring in at least £200 million more every year for our schools and hospitals. It’d mean more money for cash strapped hospitals. More books and materials for...

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Scottish Devolution

14 Nov 17

Picture the scene: it’s a few years from now, and the Brexit dust is beginning to settle. The deals have been done and decisions made. But powers over devolved issues that once sat with the EU now sit with the government in Westminster. Miles away...

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Are you on board?

13 Nov 17

Last week 38 Degrees members voted on the principles they believe should shape Scottish tax reform. These principles came after 14,000 of us voted on which of the Scottish Government’s tax policy options we most supported. Here’s what 38 Degrees members said. We asked our...

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How have you voted on Scottish tax reforms?

10 Nov 17

The results are in. Last week we sent out an email asking our Scottish members which of the four tax reform approaches proposed by the Scottish government they preferred. 14,177 Scots cast their vote, and here’s what you told us: Option 1: No increases for...