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  • Taxation, labour markets, behavioural economics

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Scotland top-rate tax rises widen gap with rest of UK

  • Distinguish between a i) progressive; ii) regressive; and ii) proportional tax system

  • ‘Prior to the budget, economists . . . estimated that reducing the top rate threshold could raise just £40mn in extra revenue.’  With reference to the income effect and the substitution effect, analyse the potential pros and cons of such a policy

  • Evaluate whether higher rates of taxation will make Scotland a less appealing place to invest

Gavin Clarke, Emmanuel College

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