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Scottish Green’s leader calls on government to invest in renewables and decommissioning

Friday June 1st, 2018

Investment in the jobs of the future and devolution of tax powers to local level are ever more vital, according to Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie MSP (June 1st).Government Oppotunities

The party’s finance and economy spokesperson was responding to Finance Secretary Derek Mackay’s inaugural statement on the government’s medium-term financial strategy, and the latest forecasts from the Scottish Fiscal Commission which warn of low wage growth in the coming years.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:
“We need greater investment in the well-paid, lasting jobs of the future – jobs in low-carbon sectors such as renewables, oil and gas decommissioning and housing upgrades.

“Whether it’s a replacement for Council Tax, ideas such as a Visitor Levy or further reform of income tax, we need firmer plans from the Scottish Government if we want to protect local services.”

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