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U-turn on income tax pledge from the SNP

Sir,

Despite the SNP manifesto promising not to increase taxes on basic rate payers, the party recently voted against that in support of higher taxes on ordinary workers.

Three of the four positions in the SNP’s tax paper would hit basic rate payers with higher taxes. Two of these approaches would see tax increases on anyone earning over £24,000 and another on anyone earning over £27,000.

It’s clear business and the public do not support higher taxes. A Federation of Small Businesses survey found 79 per cent of business owners do not want higher income tax and a Survation poll found only 22 per cent of respondents would support higher taxes.

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