In a budget that will promote growth in the economy and reform public services, Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced an injection of an additional half a billion pounds for health boards, taking total spending to a record of nearly £13 billion.
And, to support the most significant reform since the foundation of the NHS, Mr Swinney announced £250 million for the integration of health and social care, ushering in a fundamental realignment of the way the NHS and Local Government deliver care.
Mr Swinney also set the Scottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT) for the first time and, in a move designed to protect the poorest taxpayers, the Deputy First Minister froze income tax by proposing a rate of ten pence. This means total income tax rates remain unchanged
Company: Scottish Government Date added: 15-12-2015
Categories: Local Government
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