Speaking ahead of today's Scottish Parliament debate on the Scottish Rates Resolution, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said
“Scottish Liberal Democrats will make the strong case for modest tax rises to boost the economy. We want a modest penny on income tax to invest £500 million in education but also investment in mental health and our police service. That’s what we put forward and held firm on during the budget negotiations.
“To grow a strong economy we need to grow people’s skills and invest in people. That’s why we reject the Conservative race to the bottom and the timidity and timorousness of this SNP/Green alliance budget.”