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Government fears tax threat from Scottish independence

The government fears that a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum could pose a threat to Ireland's low corporation tax rate.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
9th February, 2014
Alex Salmond, Scottish first minister.

The government fears that a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum could pose a threat to Ireland's low corporation tax rate.

Scottish voters are due to go to the polls on September 18, to decide on whether to break the link with the rest of Britain. Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has promised that an independent Scotland would cut corporation tax to lure investment and create a ''jobs boom.

The Irish government has adopted a...

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