Comment on New Scottish Income Tax Rates

Posted: 20 February 2018, in Press Release


As MSPs vote on the new Scottish income tax rates, Duncan Thorp of Social Enterprise Scotland said:

“The political narrative around Scottish income tax is stale and predictable. Higher tax supporters versus the business establishment is a tired debate.

“There are many ways we can use tax to encourage the growth of the social enterprise and ethical business economy. We must work together to reform our whole tax system and ensure that everyone benefits from growth. 

“Social enterprise is about fresh thinking, not the same old business-as-usual approach.”



1  What is Social Enterprise? Social enterprise is a dynamic and inspiring way of doing business. Social enterprises are innovative, independent businesses that exist specifically for social and/or environmental purposes. Read more here: 

2 What examples are there? Diverse examples include: The Big Issue, The Wise Group, Divine Chocolate, Kibble Education and Care Centre, Glasgow Housing Association, Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust, Link Group Ltd, the Eden Project in Cornwall, Capital Credit Union, The Grameen Foundation, Mondragon Corporation in the Basque Country and the Homeless World Cup.

3 Any social enterprise questions or requests for information etc. please get in contact with us. See our social enterprise FAQs for Scottish journalists: