First minister adds apology over tax lapse

By Cameron Brooks

Published: 26/11/2010

First Minister Alex Salmond has apologised to the Scottish Parliament for not informing MSPs that the “tartan tax” had lapsed more than three years ago.

He admitted that it would have been “right and proper” to tell opposition parties that the Scottish Variable Rate (SVR) could not be used and insisted “lessons had been learned”.

The MSP for Gordon spoke out during first minister’s questions yesterday after Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians rounded on him.

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