THERE’S nothing like an income tax hike to give high-earners itchy feet.
Or rather, this week’s developments suggest there is actually one thing: an income tax cut for the rest of the UK while Scottish rates remain roughly the same. “That’s it!” they cry. “Time to leave! Harrumph!”
Quite right too. Why should those earning the most be denied a tax cut at a time when low-paid workers are relying on food banks, libraries are cutting their opening hours and social care budgets are being slashed to the bone? Who needs food, books or home help anyway? The weakest, that’s who. The ones who just aren’t trying hard enough.
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Published in The National on November 2 2018.