Devo Plus favoured by most Scots in latest poll – Courier


HOLYROOD SHOULD be given more powers short of independence, according to a new poll.

The result means the most popular option is not likely to be on the ballot paper in the referendum in autumn 2014, which is expected to offer a straight Yes or No to independence.

Known by supporters as Devo Plus — not to be confused with the slightly stronger Devo Max — the proposal is designed to make Holyrood and Westminster accountable for what they spend in Scotland.

It would see the transfer to Edinburgh of income and corporation tax, as well as assigning a geographic share of Scotland’s oil revenue.

The poll of 1,003 people also showed 61% think the Scottish Government should be raising most of the money available to the Scottish Parliament.

A majority wanted unionist parties to campaign for more devolved powers.