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A New Commission Looking into Taxation in Scotland

A new commission looking into taxation in Scotland has launched its call for evidence.  The Independent Commission for Competitive and Fair Taxation in Scotland is headed by former CBI Scotland director Sir Iain McMillan. A website – – has been created where businesses, organisations and members of the public can give their opinions on how Scotland should use the new tax powers it is set to receive.

The Commission was set-up by the Scottish Conservatives earlier this year, although it operates entirely independently of the party, and it will report before the May 2016 Holyrood elections.  he brief for the Commission, which includes several other senior figures from the business world as well as academic advisers, is to find out how best the Scottish Parliament should use its new and existing tax powers to ensure Scotland’s future international competitiveness, fund adequately public services whilst being fair to all taxpayers.

The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2015 and Scottish Land & Estates intends to respond.


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