Air Departure Tax (Update)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 5th October 2017.

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Photo of Derek Mackay Derek Mackay Scottish National Party

Of course, it was the Tories who did a U-turn on tax reduction.

Let me be clear to Rachael Hamilton and others. We are trying to proceed, but we need the UK Government to give us the mechanism to deliver the tax competently. It is now back to the UK Government to resolve the power, which is currently in a defective state. If we want to talk about cost to the economy—before we even mention Brexit—it would be wise for Rachael Hamilton to turn her attention to the UK Government to find a resolution to the issue.