Category Archives: Latest Issues

IR35 TAX RULE

My colleague Kirsty Blackman MP warned the Chancellor about the risks of the IR35 tax change during the 25 April 2017 debate of the Finance Bill last year and the SNP will use this autumn’s Budget process to yet again … Continue reading

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UK CITIZENS BREXIT

Peoples’ lives should not be used as bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations.

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MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA

The SNP believes that any military intervention in Syria is likely to make the humanitarian crisis worse not better, particularly as it does not contribute to longer-term peace.

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AMAZON TAX

The UK Government should follow the EU’s lead and undertake a full and comprehensive review of how best to tax online retailers to ensure they pay a fair share.

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PENSIONS DASHBOARD

Reports that the current Secretary of State for Work and Pensions is considering scrapping plans for a pensions dashboard is extremely alarming. The SNP has supported the principle of a dashboard which brings together information about people’s retirement savings, including … Continue reading

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UK CIVIL SERVICE PAY GUIDANCE

The UK Government Civil Service pay guidance does not apply to those working for the Scottish Government, its Agencies or Local Authorities in Scotland who benefit from the Scottish Government promise of a pay increase that reflects the cost of … Continue reading

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CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

The delivery of affordable childcare is crucial for the development of children as well as providing support for families. Fundamental to this is that parents on low incomes need to be protected from the impact of enormous childcare costs. The … Continue reading

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EU CITIZENS

The SNP favours retaining Single Market access, which facilitates the benefits of EU citizenship. We have sought to be cooperative in the UK framework, and have attempted to mitigate the effects of a Brexit that the people that we were … Continue reading

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