The Devolution of Tax Raising powers to Wales

March 18, 2016 5:07 PM

As a Unionist I am regularly asked why I support the idea of the Welsh Government having Tax Raising powers. To some it could appear to be a step towards the eventual breakup of the United Kingdom by a nationalist undercurrent, an attempt to get the wheels in motion for the independence for Wales referendum. Or an ill thought-through suggestion pulled off the back of a beer mat that could put the Welsh economy at risk because of the inexperience or trust of Ministers within the Welsh Government.

I will be examining both sides of the argument. In the first of a series of blogs published on Wednesday which will discuss the issue of getting taxes devolved, I will look at the constitutional question of devolution to Wales and the breakup of the United Kingdom.

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