The Scotland Office is the UK Government’s office for Scotland.

Following the Scottish independence referendum on September 18, we are working to deliver further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament.

Detailed guides

  1. The Scotland Act 2012

    The Scotland Act introduces the Scottish rate of income tax which is expected to be introduced from April 2016. Read more

  2. Scotland Act 2012

    The Scotland Act 2012 gives the Scottish Parliament the power to set a Scottish rate of income tax and to raise taxes on land transactions and waste disposal to landfill. Read more

  3. Cross compliance 2017

    Farmers and land managers must follow these cross compliance rules from 1 January 2017 if they claim for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), a stewardship scheme or the English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS) in 2017. Read more