23 Aug '14, 11am
The Scottish Government has set out what it thinks could be achieved for jobs, if it becomes independent of the UK.
Ahead of the 18 September referendum, the Scottish Government has set out a broad plan for what it thinks could be achieved for jobs, if the country becomes independent of the UK. A 30-page report A Jobs Plan for an Independent Scotland sets out how the Scottish Government would use powers available with independence to “create more, and better, job opportunities in Scotland.” The headline proposal is a 3% cut in corporation tax. Other measures are increasing employment rights for workers, raising minimum wage rates and creating an Employment Rights Authority to bring together employment-related matters in one body. A range of tax powers would incentivise investment in training and development, while a new Scottish Innovation Agency would “drive innovation growth and provide a fully aligned innovation eco-system.”