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Salmond talks with Cameron on tax powers - Herald Scotland | News | Politics

Salmond main goal is to move the coalition beyond last year's Calman Commission on devolution, which said the Scottish Parliament should have control of raising around £6bn in income tax, or a fifth of the Scottish budget.

Now, with many Tories and LibDems regarding Calman as inadequate, Salmond will press for far wider tax powers.

Under full fiscal autonomy - the SNP's preferred option short of independence - all taxes except VAT, which European rules says must be uniform in the UK, would be devolved.

Scottish Government ministers regard the new UK Government as an ally in their pursuit of more powers.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Mon Jun 7th, 2010 at 01:52:35 PM EST
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