Greens "ready to use variable rate of income tax"

For immediate release 18 April 2011

The Scottish Green Party manifesto, to be launched tomorrow, will include proposals to put 0.5p onto the Scottish Variable Rate from 2013, the party announced today, working on the assumption that Westminster's cuts to Scottish funding will continue throughout the next session of the Scottish Parliament. At a conservative estimate, using the 2008 UK Budget figures as a baseline, this move would raise more than