Scotland Bill 2016 becomes an Act of Parliament

30 March 2016

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 23 March. The Scotland Act 2016 fulfils the commitments made by the UK Government to devolve substantial powers to the Scottish Parliament.

These will include the ability to set income tax rates and thresholds, control over a significant part of the welfare system and a wide range of other measures which will transform the Parliament at Holyrood into one of the most powerful devolved administrations in the world.

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