Taxation: Scotland

Leader of the House written question – answered at on 23 February 2024.

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Photo of Patricia Gibson Patricia Gibson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment, Farming, Agriculture and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Leader of the House, with reference to (a) her oral contribution on 11 January 2024, Official Report, columns 455-456, (b) the findings on page 2 of the Scottish Government’s Income Tax Policy Proposal: Scottish Budget 2023-24, published in December 2022 and (c) research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies on Scottish council tax, published on 11 September 2023, on what evidential basis she stated that people in England pay lower tax than people in Scotland.

Photo of Patricia Gibson Patricia Gibson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment, Farming, Agriculture and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Leader of the House, with reference to (a) her oral contribution on 11 January 2024, Official Report, columns 455-456 and (b) figures stated in the Office for Budget Responsibility’s Public finances databank – December 2023, published on 23 December 2023, on what evidential basis she stated that the Government has managed to have a balanced budget.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

I refer the Hon. Member to my remarks in response to her point or order on 31st January (Official Report, col. 898), and my responses during business questions on the 18th January (Official Report, col. 1039-40) and the 25th January (Official Report, col. 449).

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