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MSPs Vote to Set Income Tax Rates and Bands for First Time

BBC - Holyrood has made history by voting to set separate Scottish income tax rates and bands for the first time.

The SNP and Greens have agreed a deal which will see the basic rate, paid by most taxpayers, left alone.

But the threshold for paying the 40p rate will start at £43,000 in Scotland instead of the £45,000 elsewhere.

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Comprehensive Upgrade to ‘Understanding Scottish Places’ Data Tool Unveiled

14/02/2017 - A comprehensive upgrade to an innovative data tool providing in-depth information on Scotland’s towns was unveiled outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh today.

Senior representatives of the University of Stirling, Carnegie UK Trust, and Scotland’s Towns Partnership met to raise awareness of the benefits of the Understanding Scottish Places (USP) tool for all those interested in our towns. Minister for... Read more →

FSB Scotland: Scotland’s Most Entrepreneurial Places Mapped

FSB Scotland - Last year, FSB set out to uncover the most entrepreneurial places in Scotland. The results show a wide variation between rural and post-industrial communities.

We know that Canada and Estonia are more entrepreneurial according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. But we know very little about what entrepreneurship looks like within Scotland. Until now.

FSB has crunched the numbers... Read more →

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