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 Pam Gosal Pam Gosal Conservative

Any understanding of the Laffer curve seems to escape members on the Scottish National Party front benches. Rather than increasing the number of taxpayers, the SNP seems hellbent on sending them away in what has been termed the “tartan exodus”. One of the main deterrents to living and working in Scotland is the widening tax gap, which is also likely to impede the economic growth that is needed to deliver public services. When taxpayers leave—as is inevitable—how does the minister intend to protect spending on public services?