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.

Policies 2

  1. Scottish constitution

    How the UK government made the positive case for Scotland to remain in the UK.

  2. Scottish devolution

    How the UK government has worked to devolve more powers to the Scottish Parliament and continue to strengthen the devolution settlement.

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