Tax Changes (Scottish Government Employees)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 28th March 2019.

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Photo of Derek Mackay Derek Mackay Scottish National Party

Under Scottish income tax policy, 55 per cent of taxpayers are better off than they would be if they lived elsewhere in the United Kingdom. Next year, 70 per cent of public sector workers covered by our pay policy will get a 3 per cent pay award. When our progressive pay and income tax policies are combined, our own lowest-paid employees will, after tax, be £628—or 3.3 per cent—better off in 2019-20, ensuring that our public services are well funded and the people who deliver them are fairly paid.