Wellbeing Economy (United Kingdom Government Policies)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 27 March 2024.

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Photo of Murdo Fraser Murdo Fraser Conservative

I say very gently to the cabinet secretary that she should perhaps have a word with her economic adviser, Professor Mark Blyth, about the strength of the economic case for independence.

According to the results of a survey of businesses that was published this week by the Institute of Directors in Scotland, their biggest concern is the tax difference that exists between Scotland and the rest of the UK—82 per cent of respondents cited that as an issue. It is clear that they prefer the UK Government’s approach to personal taxation to that of the Scottish Government. When will the Scottish Government start listening to Scottish business?