Jackson Carlaw told Express.co.uk SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon’s “hugely diverging tax base” will result in Scotland losing businesses and talented people to other parts of the United Kingdom. Mr Carlaw argued the people of Scotland will “vote with their feet” and move to other parts of Britain were they are taxed less.
The Scottish Conservative Party leader said: “It is potential damage to Scotland.
“In this post-Brexit economy, we want entrepreneurs to come and set up in Scotland.
“If we continue to see a hugely diverging tax base in Scotland then people who set up businesses and talented people, not the super-rich, but people between £26,000 and £50,000 who are individually paying today £1,500 more each in tax.
“People are going to vote with their feet and set up those businesses and take the most talented people to other parts of the United Kingdom.
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“Scotland is in danger of getting left behind with Nicola Sturgeon.”
Earlier this week Nicola Sturgeon backed Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson’s plan for tackling the coronavirus outbreak in the United Kingdom during an interview with Robert Peston.
The Scottish First Minister told ITV‘s Peston that she “welcomed” the Prime Minister’s announcement on statutory sick pay in order to limit the spread of coronavirus within the UK.
However, the SNP leader did describe the COVID-19 situation within Britain as “potentially serious”.