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just think about all of those strikers demanding inflation busting payrises getting them and then finding out they've been caught by Sturgeons high tax bracket!
Nurses are after 12.5%. Would take a grunt level nurse up to £37k, still under the 41% threshold. Any nurses in promoted posts or midwives (B6) would now be in the 41% tax bracket. Senior nurses (B7) are already in the 41% zone but would now also find themselves paying an additional 3.2% for their pensions as they'll move up a contribution bracket.

ETA: In case anyone is curious, my net take home in Australia would be >£9k PA based on the same gross and current exchange rates. They seem to have a relatively decent standard of living despite a significantly lower tax burden.
 
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whilst I don't reach the million barrier I've just scared my self by working out how much money I am worth to my dependents should I mysteriously suddenly die! - when you take into account house, savings, car, other expensive belongings, pension and 'death in service' - I'm doomed!
Quite the eye opener, isn't it. I'm apparently a millionaire taking pension, insurance, death in service, investments and physical assets into account. Not bad for under 40 I suppose. Now, what I don't have, like most of these Scottish "millionaires" is hundreds of thousands sloshing about in a current account.

So given that they want to tax my wealth (as well as my income and purchases) where is that cash going to come from? Will you be expected to divest yourself of said assets to pay the tax on them? Sounds like theft to me.
 

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Has England/Westminster been blamed by the SNP for Andy Murray being crap and out of Wimbledon yet?
 
Nurses are after 12.5%. Would take a grunt level nurse up to £37k, still under the 41% threshold. Any nurses in promoted posts or midwives (B6) would now be in the 41% tax bracket. Senior nurses (B7) are already in the 41% zone but would now also find themselves paying an additional 3.2% for their pensions as they'll move up a contribution bracket.

ETA: In case anyone is curious, my net take home in Australia would be >£9k PA based on the same gross and current exchange rates. They seem to have a relatively decent standard of living despite a significantly lower tax burden.

Silly question, given your job. Have you factored health costs?
 
Silly question, given your job. Have you factored health costs?
There's a levy if you're a mid to high earner for public health care unless you have your own private cover. I'd pay £100 a month.

Cost of private healthcare plans isn't that bad, you can have several levels of cover and I've seen it far cheaper then the same level of private cover for here.

My advice to anyone would be to have private healthcare, even if you live in the UK, the NHS is an absolute disaster at the moment.
 

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The emails and audit trail for this money have been deleted as part of the SNP secrecy security policies
 

Interesting that while "However, we are clear that this must not be seen as any kind of precedent which leads to devolved budgets being used to help pay for clearly reserved policy areas." The SG wish to weigh into this particular one or have they gobbed off and been called out privately by the U.K. Gov then had to put up.

While it’s arguably all very laudable it smacks of just trying to act relevant make you look like your playing with the big dawgs, however it does leave me wondering why and who or where the cuts will be to pay for it - or will they just say Westminster’s fault and look to kick the magic money tree again and see what comes oot?

The Welsh assembly also ‘agreeing’

Welsh government has also agreed for £30m from its budget to go to support Ukraine.
But ministers in Cardiff said it was "not right" that money should come from the budget for Welsh public services.
One minister said they had agreed to the spending, but had been told by the Treasury that their budget would be cut and there was "no consultation".

Or maybe not really but feeling they have to and still thinking that someone else should pay for it as it’s “their money”.
 
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Interesting that while "However, we are clear that this must not be seen as any kind of precedent which leads to devolved budgets being used to help pay for clearly reserved policy areas." The SG wish to weigh into this particular one or have they gobbed off and been called out privately by the U.K. Gov then had to put up.

While it’s arguably all very laudable it smacks of just trying to act relevant make you look like your playing with the big dawgs, however it does leave me wondering why and who or where the cuts will be to pay for it - or will they just say Westminster’s fault and look to kick the magic money tree again and see what comes oot?

The Welsh assembly also ‘agreeing’

Welsh government has also agreed for £30m from its budget to go to support Ukraine.
But ministers in Cardiff said it was "not right" that money should come from the budget for Welsh public services.
One minister said they had agreed to the spending, but had been told by the Treasury that their budget would be cut and there was "no consultation".

Or maybe not really but feeling they have to and still thinking that someone else should pay for it as it’s “their money”.

Or it could be the Barnett Formula working in reverse?

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Interesting that while "However, we are clear that this must not be seen as any kind of precedent which leads to devolved budgets being used to help pay for clearly reserved policy areas." The SG wish to weigh into this particular one or have they gobbed off and been called out privately by the U.K. Gov then had to put up.

While it’s arguably all very laudable it smacks of just trying to act relevant make you look like your playing with the big dawgs, however it does leave me wondering why and who or where the cuts will be to pay for it - or will they just say Westminster’s fault and look to kick the magic money tree again and see what comes oot?

The Welsh assembly also ‘agreeing’

Welsh government has also agreed for £30m from its budget to go to support Ukraine.
But ministers in Cardiff said it was "not right" that money should come from the budget for Welsh public services.
One minister said they had agreed to the spending, but had been told by the Treasury that their budget would be cut and there was "no consultation".

Or maybe not really but feeling they have to and still thinking that someone else should pay for it as it’s “their money”.
I suppose Nicola (pbuh) will start charging interest on the money 'taken' from Scotland at BofE rates plus 1%. :)
 
As in all things addressed by any level of government to solve a "problem", instead of addressing the "problem" (the irresponsible few) it seeks to punish everyone. Since catching the smaller fish is too hard, lets catch all the fish in one net and that sorts it.

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However, I agree that the seemingly uncontrolled sale of explosives (as you rightly identify fireworks to be) seems to be out of step with highly regulated and controlled sale of powder for ammunition simply because of intended purpose, when the component parts are relatively identical. Unfortunately, the path of travel on that one was only ever going to be one way and it was never going to be for relaxation.

Remember, the purpose of the Wee Hoosie is to keep churning out laws in a vain effort to look relevant and meaningful.
I think its more a centralisation of the state move. A true socialist state wants only organised group activities; organised and supervised by the state.
Yes there are neds about letting them off but as it was pointed out in the wee parliament there's nothing to stop someone loading up in Carlisle and selling them out of a van, nor does it prevent ordering them online.
Sad really. I've always had a bonfire (with topical Guy) and small display in the garden each year for neighbours and own rug rats.
I'll look at a licence but suspect there'll be a week long safety course and a massive fee (each year). Sigh
 

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