Labour's 1p tax rise proposal voted down in Scottish Parliament
Policy could have prevented some cuts to public services
SCOTTISH LABOUR'S proposal to increase the Scottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT) has been voted down in a debate in the Scottish Parliament.
The policy, which would have used Scotland's newly devolved ability to raise or lower up to 10p in the Westminster set income tax to set the SRIT at 11p across all tax bands, was voted down by SNP, Conservative, and Green MSPs. The proposal fell by 81 to 43 votes.