Fiona Hyslop Welcomes SNP Budget
Hyslop Welcomes Pay Rise for Public Sector and Lower Taxes for 70% of Scots
Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the Scottish Government’s budget plans which protects low and middle income earners and delivers for public services and public sector workers.
The budget delivers progressive reforms to Scotland’s income tax system, with modest increases on high earners while a majority of taxpayers will pay less than in the rest of the UK. Polling has found that most Scots back an increase in income tax for those who can afford it.
“This is a budget for a stronger economy and a fairer society ensuring protection for low and middle income earners.
“I welcome the Scottish Government’s budget plans which is delivering lower income tax for the vast majority of Scots, with every worker earning less than £33,000 paying less in tax next year – while protecting the vital public services across West Lothian that we all hold dear.
The budget also outlines plans to spend an additional £400 million on the NHS, an expansion in childcare, £756 million for affordable homes and a £4 billion investment in infrastructure. Quite simply, this is a budget that provides the investment we need to meet the challenges of today and seize the opportunities of tomorrow.”
Draft Budget 2018/19 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00529171.pdf