More evidence of a difference as 73% of Scots back increase in taxes for higher public spending

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In Insider today:

A Deloitte survey has revealed nearly three in four Scots back increase in taxes to pay for higher public spending. The annual study on public services and the challenges they face found 73 per cent supported paying more tax to boost public spending, a larger proportion of the population than in Wales (70 per cent), England (69 per cent) and Northern Ireland (61 per cent).  Entitled The State of the State 2018-19, the Deloitte report also found 85 per cent of Scots were concerned about the future provision of public services – 15 per cent more than the UK average.’

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/deloitte-state-tax-public-services-13426709

Returning to a well-worn groove here, I find steadily increasing evidence that the people living in Scotland are predominantly different enough, in terms of core values such as fairness, equality and compassion, to justify thinking of running their own show. Here are some earlier reports offering evidence to reinforce this notion:

Are Scotland’s employers also different – more willing to pay a decent wage?

Another step on the way to becoming a ‘Living Wage Nation’ and a ‘Better Nation?’

With 1 in 4 living wage employers already in Scotland, the Scottish Government aims to make this a ‘Living Wage Nation’

8% of the UK population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we are different enough to want to run the whole show?

80 000 lowest paid workers in NHS England still on poverty wages as NHS Scotland follows Scottish Government policy to pay a living wage to all public-sector employees

Scottish care workers to receive Living Wage for ‘sleepover’ hours while English care workers receive only the National Minimum Wage.

At 78% level of satisfaction with NHS Scotland is impressive 36% higher than for the NHS across UK

UK Government urged to follow Scotland’s praised lead on employee ownership – another 8% story?

8% of the population but 11.8% of the charitable donations – ‘punching above our weight?’

8% of the UK population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we are different enough to want to run the whole show?

BBC Scotland lie and distort to try again to spread violent crime crisis into Scotland despite it having only 3.5% of the gangs for 8% of the population, falling levels of violent crime and because of falling levels of fear of crime?

 

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4 thoughts on “More evidence of a difference as 73% of Scots back increase in taxes for higher public spending

  1. David Howdle October 18, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    The thing is though. Westminster doesn’t need to raise taxes in order to spend into the economy. It can do that anytime it likes. Not to do so is a political choice, not an economic one. See Modern Monetary Theory, Professors Richard Murphy and Stephanie Kelton and others.

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