“Group call for more tax power” – The Daily Record


Reform Scotland also suggested MSPs should be put in charge of spending on welfare and benefits north of the Border.

They described their plans to broaden Holyrood’s duties as ‘devolution plus’ and said they should be offered to voters as an option on Alex Salmond’s independence referendum.

Ben Thomson, chairman of the right-leaning group, said: ‘The Scottish Government can make no concerted attempt to address poverty wihout the necessary tools – and that requires welfare provision to be devolved.’