UK legislation will give the Scottish Parliament powers to make decisions about all matters relating to the arrangements and operations of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government, including: (1) powers over the overall number of MSPs or the number of constituency and list MSPs
The Boundary Commission for Scotland will continue to operate as a UK public body. It will report to the Scottish Parliament in relation to boundary reviews for the Scottish Parliament. UK Government powers in relation to Scottish Parliament boundaries will transfer to the Scottish Government
The Smith Commission Agreement recognises that the devolution of substantial further powers needs to be accompanied by corresponding changes to the fiscal framework. Barnett Formula: the block grant from the UK Government to Scotland will continue to be determined via the operation of the Barnett Formula.
from April 2016, the SVR will be replaced by a new Scottish rate of income tax (SRIT). It is also introducing a land and buildings transaction tax to replace stamp duty land tax in Scotland from April 2015 and has powers over business rates.
The receipts raised in Scotland by the first 10 percentage points of the standard rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) will be assigned to the Scottish Government’s budget.
The power to charge tax on air passengers leaving Scottish airports will be devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
Powers over the following benefits in Scotland will be devolved to the Scottish Parliament: (1) Benefits for carers, disabled people and those who are ill: Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Industrial Injuries Disablement Allowance and Severe Disablement Allowance. (2) Benefits which currently comprise the Regulated Social Fund: Cold Weather Payment, Funeral Payment, Sure Start Maternity Grant and Winter Fuel Payment. (3) Discretionary Housing Payments
British Transport Police The functions of the British Transport Police in Scotland will be a devolved matter
Remaining powers to change speed limits will be devolved to the Scottish Parliament. Powers over all road traffic signs in Scotland will also be devolve
The licensing of onshore oil and gas extraction underlying Scotland will be devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
Responsibility for mineral access rights for underground onshore extraction of oil and gas in Scotland will be devolved to the Scottish Parliament
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