Data shows Tory warning of high earners desertion as a myth
Fight erupts at Holyrood over tax raising powers as new data shows high earners haven’t been deterred in Scotland
TAX DATA from HMRC records has shown that the number of high earners has risen in Scotland despite Tory warnings that raising taxes would drive them away.
The figures, showing a jump of 7 per cent of high earners, also destroy the Tory idea that Scotland being “the most taxed part of the UK” means high earners will not want to stay or invest in Scotland’s public services through taxation.
Exclusive: STUC backs Argyll care workers after shock revelations about 'illegal' poverty pay
Investigation is required into sub minimum wage pay
CARE companies in Argyll accused of shirking on staff pay and conditions should be reported to HMRC for investigation, according to the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC).
Assistant Secretary Ian Tasker told CommonSpace that "stringent action" was required to crack down on cases of worker exploitation.
Exclusive: Calls for Argyll & Bute Council investigation over 'illegal' poverty wages for care workers
CommonSpace reveals how councillors have tried to intervene in the situation following the privatisation of services, and how care staff are frightened to speak out.
COUNCILLORS are calling for an investigation over claims that care workers in Argyll and Bute are being paid less than the minimum wage from care companies following the privatisation of services.
Care companies in Argyll have been accused of breaching employment law by excluding travel time from carers' pay slips.