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Scottish book week 2012

By Fiona Mearns | 26 November 2012

At 11 a.m. on St Andrew’s Day thousands of people across Scotland will stop what they’re doing and read. Hopefully, the country won’t grind to a halt but what a fantastic thought – all those noses in books for an hour.  As a self-confessed bibliophile, it’s my idea of bliss.

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the Scotland Act

By Kevin Russell | 23 May 2012

The Scotland Act 2012 received Royal Assent on 1 May 2012.The Act gives the Scottish Parliament the power to set a Scottish rate of income tax to be administered by HMRC. Applying to the non savings income of Scottish taxpayers and expected to be implemented from April 2016, it provides for a number of taxes to be devolved to Scotland, including land taxes.

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