Inward Migration (Rest of the UK)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 22 February 2024.

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Photo of Ivan McKee Ivan McKee Scottish National Party

Scotland already benefits from more working-age people coming here from the rest of the UK to live and work than those who move in the opposite direction. A modest 20 per cent increase in the number of people moving to Scotland would have the potential, if they were all higher-rate taxpayers, to raise an additional £1 billion in income tax revenues over the course of a parliamentary session. What proactive work is the Scottish Government doing to attract more working-age people from the rest of the UK, and what results has that work delivered so far?