NDM8199 - Opposition Debate

Tabled on 31/01/2023 | For debate on 08/02/2023

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Believes the present limitations of the Welsh Government’s tax-varying powers are an impediment to effective policy-making in Wales, particularly the ability to respond to the current cost-of-living crisis, and the crises facing our public services.

2. Believes that the Senedd should possess the devolved competence to set its own income tax bands, in line with the powers already devolved to the Scottish Parliament under the Scotland Act 2012.

3. Calls on the Welsh Government to initiate the process outlined in the Government of Wales Act 2006 to seek powers currently reserved to Westminster to enable the Senedd to set all rates and bands for Welsh Income Tax.


NDM8199 - 1 | Tabled on 03/02/2023

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To propose that the Senedd:

1.    Recognises the Welsh Government’s responsible use of its tax-varying powers to support effective policy-making in Wales during the current cost-of-living crisis.

2.    Supports the Welsh Government's approach to tax devolution in line with its tax principles and ambitions for strengthened devolution within the United Kingdom.