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Budget 2016: Sturgeon says higher rate tax cut is 'wrong choice'

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told MSPs at Holyrood that raising the starting point at which Scottish workers pay the 40p tax rate is the "wrong choice".

She said: "A large tax cut for 10% of the population, those on the highest incomes at a time when support for the disabled is being cut, at a time when our public services are under pressure it is in my view the wrong choice."

Ms Sturgeon was speaking at First Minister's Questions the day after UK Chancellor George Osborne delivered his budget.

  • 17 Mar 2016