Welsh income tax powers

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Kenneth MacArthur

Dear Welsh Government,

I am writing to make a request for information under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please can you confirm whether the Welsh Government holds any information produced since the establishment of the Commission on Devolution in Wales which relates to the matters of:
a) The costs and benefits of Wales having the same powers as Scotland over income tax on non-savings, non-dividend income - in particular, with regards the ability (i) to tax the entirety of such income and not only a portion of it, and (ii) to define its own bands.
b) The costs and benefits of Wales having powers over income tax which go beyond those of Scotland - eg, on the personal allowance.
c) Whether the Welsh Government should seek a change to the Government of Wales Act 2006 to give Wales any such greater powers over income tax.

If any such information exists, please can you provide it to me.

Thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Kenneth MacArthur

Welsh Government

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Dear Kenneth MacArthur

Further to your recent request for information, please find attached a
final disclosure letter.


Yours sincerely,




Jamie Jenkins

Rheolwr Gwybodaeth/Information Manager

Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol/Corporate Services


Grŵp yr Ysgrifennydd Parhaol/Permanent Secretary’s Group

Swyddfa’r Prif Weinidog/Office of the First Minister


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