How should the Scottish Government use its tax raising powers, if at all?

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"Alex Salmond and members of the Scottish Executive have blamed the UK Government for not providing the Scottish Executive with enough money to fund its spending plans. However, the Executive has the power to raise more money itself by varying the basic rate of income tax in Scotland by up to 3p in the pound. Do you think the Executive should..."

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  • 28 March 2007: YouGov survey for Daily Telegraph with 1085 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Original question: As you probably know, the Scottish Parliament already has the power, although it has not yet used it, to raise or lower the basic rate of income tax by 3p. What do you think the Scottish Parliament should do?

  • 26 April 2007: YouGov survey for Daily Telegraph with 1012 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

    Original question: As you probably know, the Scottish Parliament already has the power, although it has not yet used it, to raise or lower the basic rate of income tax by 3p. What do you think the Scottish Parliament should do?

  • 28 May 2008: YouGov survey for Daily Telegraph with 1175 respondents, 18 and older.    Further info

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