Public split over Welsh tax-varying powers

South Wales Argus: Public split over Welsh tax-varying powers Public split over Welsh tax-varying powers

WELSH public opinion is divided on issues of income tax-varying powers for the Welsh Government according to a new opinion poll.

The Welsh public is almost evenly split on whether they would support or oppose the Welsh Government having the power to vary rates of income tax in Wales according to the latest opinion poll conducted by the Beaufort Omnibus Survey.

Almost a third of the adult population in Wales (32 per cent) said they would vote in favour, if there were a referendum now on whether the Welsh Government should be given the power to vary rates of income tax.

The survey conducted in November, surveyed 1,022 adults in Wales aged 16 and over, who were asked how would they vote in a referendum. Fluent Welsh speakers where among those who were most likely to support the Welsh Government with 46 per cent in favour compared with 30 per cent of Non-Welsh speakers who were in favour of more powers.

Those in South East Wales were more likely to vote against the Welsh Government having this power with 32 per cent against this proposal. More than a quarter of younger people aged 16 to 34 said they would not vote but respondents in this age category voted 33 per cent in favour of the power to vary income tax.

The survey also found that older respondents aged 55 and over were more likely to vote against new tax-varying powers with 38 per cent saying no.

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5:29pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Monmouthshire Merlin says...

Devolved powers on Education, the NHS, social services, transport.
All a complete mess. Give them more power? Absolutely not!
Cannot manage the powers already granted.
Next train leaving Newport is the 'Gravy train to Cardiff Bay'
Devolved powers on Education, the NHS, social services, transport. All a complete mess. Give them more power? Absolutely not! Cannot manage the powers already granted. Next train leaving Newport is the 'Gravy train to Cardiff Bay' Monmouthshire Merlin

8:50pm Mon 16 Dec 13

altom23 says...

You lost the No vote last time. Be prepared to lose it again this time!
You lost the No vote last time. Be prepared to lose it again this time! altom23

10:22pm Mon 16 Dec 13

blackandamber says...

God help us
God help us blackandamber

10:58pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Bobevans says...

The BBC must pay £100,000 a year to Welsh language composers and publishers in royalties - a fraction of the £1.5m they had wanted.

Eos, a collection society that controls the broadcast rights for some Welsh language music, had rejected an offer by the BBC of £120,000 and argued their case at a tribunal.

They tried to claim they should receive the same amount as musicians in England
The BBC must pay £100,000 a year to Welsh language composers and publishers in royalties - a fraction of the £1.5m they had wanted. Eos, a collection society that controls the broadcast rights for some Welsh language music, had rejected an offer by the BBC of £120,000 and argued their case at a tribunal. They tried to claim they should receive the same amount as musicians in England Bobevans

10:48am Tue 17 Dec 13

whatintheworld says...

what would it change? what would WG actually DO with the powers?

im gonna need some information before making up my mind
what would it change? what would WG actually DO with the powers? im gonna need some information before making up my mind whatintheworld

11:25am Tue 17 Dec 13

Llanmartinangel says...

altom23 wrote:
You lost the No vote last time. Be prepared to lose it again this time!
Yes, the overwhelming evidence of catastrophic failure is incomprehensible to most Welsh people isn't it.
[quote][p][bold]altom23[/bold] wrote: You lost the No vote last time. Be prepared to lose it again this time![/p][/quote]Yes, the overwhelming evidence of catastrophic failure is incomprehensible to most Welsh people isn't it. Llanmartinangel

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