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Funding Scotland

Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Consultation response to Scottish Parliament inquiry on a Scottish approach to taxation

that the Finance Committee is looking to initiate a debate on this subject.,SCVO gave evidence to the Commission on Local Tax Reform in 2015 (,/commission-on-local-government-tax-reform/), and to the Finance Committee’s own inquiry into SRIT in,the same year (,this inquiry and beyond.

SCVO 2016 Holyrood Manifesto - Key Themes

Taxation With the prospect of new powers over income tax through the Scotland Act 2012 and Scotland Bill,2015-16, SCVO has been reflecting on what a future Scottish tax system may look like.,’s thinking on taxation by reading our submission to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee on the,Scottish Rate of Income Tax.,SCVO believes that we need to value all forms of contribution, not just jobs, and to tailor support to

Finance Committee Inquiry into Scottish Rate of Income Tax

use when talking about tax, before moving on to look at the specific options around the Scottish Rate,income tax, the role it plays in public finances and what tax is used for.,We do not take a view on whether there should be an increased income tax rate or not.,After all, if the Scottish Parliament is going to ask all income-tax payers to contribute more, isn’t,’s Inquiry into Work, wages and well-being, 2015.

Smith Commission - SCVO interim response

The devolution of income tax alone will leave public finances exposed to unnecessary volatility.,The various political parties’ proposals on income tax would have a significant impact upon the work,If income tax rates were to be set by the Scottish Parliament it is presumed that any system or rate,Indeed, the devolution of the Crown Estate was recommended by the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee,the Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry.

Inquiry into Scotland’s Economic Future Post-2014

Low pay also has a direct negative impact on public finances through the payment of working tax credits,employed people at the Living Wage, a voluntary minimum wage rate that pays £7.45 per hour; whilst this,Academic Ailsa Mackay recently spoke at the Scottish Parliament on a citizen’s basic income alongside,References [i] [ii], [xv]