Sturgeon: Back the 50p tax rate, a mansion tax and a bankers’ bonus tax

"We will back the restoration of the 50p tax rate for the highest earners, a mansion tax and a bankers' bonus tax."
Launching the SNP manifesto in April 2015, Nicola Sturgeon promised her party’s MPs will vote for a range of revenue raising measures “if the SNP emerges from this election in a position of influence.”

From the “Stronger for Scotland” manifesto: “We will back proposals to return the top rate of income in the UK to 50p. [We] would also support proposals for a specific tax on properties valued at over £2 million, increases to the bank levy, a banker’s bonus tax and a review of the pension tax relief available to the wealthiest.”


SNP Manifesto 2015 (

SNP launch their manifesto for progressive change (

In Full: Nicola Sturgeon's SNP manifesto launch speech (Herald Scotland)

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