David­son fears for Scot­land’s rep­u­ta­tion

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By LAURA PATER­SON

The leader of the Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tives has told an au­di­ence of busi­ness fig­ures she fears Scot­land is gain­ing a rep­u­ta­tion as “one of the most costly places to set up a busi­ness in the UK”.

Speak­ing at the Fed­er­a­tion of Small Busi­nesses an­nual din­ner in Glas­gow last night, Ruth David­son said Scot­land needs com­pet­i­tive tax rates to grow the econ­omy and boost pub­lic ser­vices.

Her com­ments fol­low the pub­li­ca­tion of a Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment dis­cus­sion pa­per which in­cludes op­tions to in­crease tax rates.

She said-scot­land has to show it does not “sanc­tion wealth cre­ators - we sup­port them”.

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