Motion S5M-12236: The Rich List and Inequality

15 May 2018

That the Parliament deplores what it sees as the increasing gap between the richest and poorest in society; notes the release of The Sunday Times Rich List 2018 , which suggests that there are 11 billionaires in Scotland, with a combined wealth of £16.2 billion; believes with regret that such inequality causes damage to the economy and has a negative impact on the most deprived people; considers that, through progressive taxation, some of this wealth could be channelled into making Scotland a fairer country, and calls on the UK Government to crack down on tax avoidance to ensure that tax is paid where it is due.