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More powers for Scotland, 15/06/15 [S]

Proposals to give Scotland more powers to create and protect jobs, lift people out of poverty and create a fairer society have been published.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney has written to Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell to outline priority areas for further devolution to the Scottish Parliament through the Scotland Bill. This includes transferring responsibility for:

  • corporation tax, capital gains tax, the minimum wage and National Insurance
  • employment policy and law, including the transfer of employment support programmes, Jobcentre Plus and laws on trades unions and health and safety
  • working age benefits and benefits relating to children
  • equal opportunities and equality legislation.

For full details see the Scottish Government news release. 

Further Information

More powers for Scotland