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Armed Forces: Tax Allowances

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 166282, tabled on 19 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on introducing measures to provide tax relief for armed forces personnel stationed in Scotland who are subject to that administration's tax rates.

Answered on

27 July 2018

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence announced on 19 July that financial mitigation payments will be made to those Service personnel negatively impacted for tax year 2018-19 by Scottish income tax being higher than the rest of the UK.

The payments will be made to up to 8,000 personnel and will cost in the region of £4 million.

Further details are available in the Written Ministerial Statement laid in the House on 19 July 2018.