Tax

POLL: PUBLIC BACKS RISE IN CAPITAL GAINS TAX

24 Feb 21

Three in five members of the public back an increase in Capital Gains Tax (CGT) so it is in line with Income Tax or higher, new Savanta ComRes polling finds. Just 14% think that Income Tax should be higher than CGT, whereas 37% think that...

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Victory: Scottish tax!

1 Feb 18

Way back in September 2017, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon put forward proposals for an “open conversation” on tax increases, to help Scotland tackle inequality, and improve public services. 38 Degrees members knew the mega-rich and big business lobby would be pushing back, wanting their usual...

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Scottish tax: loophole petition

25 Jan 18

This is awkward. The Scottish government are about to hand some of the highest earners in the country a tax cut – by mistake. [1] Their current budget plans include an accidental loophole that gives a £90 million tax cut to people earning between £43,000...

Pie chart showing that 91% of survey takers voted to campaign for this loophole to be closed.

The missing £90 million

19 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. Just before Christmas, the Scottish government announced bold changes to income tax – and 38 Degrees members helped make...

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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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Breaking News: Scottish Tax

19 Dec 17

BREAKING: the Scottish Government has announced plans to make tax in Scotland fairer – cutting income tax for the lowest earners, increasing it for the richest, and raising £164 million more for our hospitals, schools and roads. [1] For the last two months, 38 Degrees members...