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Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy - Amendment

  • Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 18 June 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-13679.2
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, 19 June 2024

As an amendment to motion S6M-13679 in the name of Kate Forbes (Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy), insert at end "; recognises that the best way to grow Scotland’s economy is to attract people to come and work in Scotland and to ensure that economic and fiscal policy is focused on removing the barriers that have hampered business expansion; acknowledges that many businesses, particularly in rural areas, have been let down by the Scottish Government’s anti-growth agenda and the supposed New Deal for Business; believes that the income tax differential between Scotland and the rest of the UK is damaging business and is an obstacle to economic growth; notes that this tax differential has become more pronounced due to the recent introduction of the new 'advanced' tax band; agrees that continually raising taxes over the long term ultimately reduces public revenue and creates disincentives in the economy; further agrees that broadening Scotland’s tax base is essential to improve fiscal sustainability, and calls on the Scottish Government to take steps to make income tax competitive with the rest of the UK, to unleash Scotland’s economic potential."


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Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote Vote Defeated

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Related motion

Motion ref. S6M-13679

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Monday, June 17, 2024

Supported by: Tom Arthur
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote Vote Defeated


Defeated related amendments

Motion ref. S6M-13679.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote Vote Defeated


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-13679.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024