What is Devo Max?

Devo Max is another name for full fiscal autonomy. It has been proposed for Scotland in the wake of the independence referendum on 18th September 2014. Under Devo Max, the Scottish Parliament would receive all of the taxation raised in the country and could decide how to spend it.

How is Devo Max different from the current arrangement?

Currently the Scottish Parliament receives a grant from the Westminster government to cover its costs, which is calculated based on a complex formula called the Barnett formula.

What about shared costs?

Under Devo Max the Scottish Parliament would have to make payments to the Westminster Government to cover its share of the costs for things like defence and foreign embassies.

What about Wales, Northern Ireland and England?

If Scotland gains Devo Max, it is likely that similar arrangements would need to be made for the other countries and regions of the United Kingdom.

A petition has been launched to give Scotland full fiscal autonomy (devo max). If you agree that this is a good idea you can sign the petition.

Ed Miliband warns Scots of pensions cuts under SNP

10 Apr 2015, 2:41 pm

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Ed Miliband: I will never sell Scotland short

10 Apr 2015, 7:29 am

ED MILIBAND will today insist he would “never sell Scotland short” by backing SNP plans to make Holyrood responsible for raising enough funds to cover all its spending. Read more...

TV debate: Sturgeon under fire over devo max pledge

8 Apr 2015, 11:33 pm

NICOLA Sturgeon has come under fire in the latest televised election debate after confirming SNP's MPs will seek to use their influence to give Holyrood control of all tax and spending decisions in Scotland. Read more...

Scots leaders debate: SNP plan ‘devo-max’ vote

8 Apr 2015, 10:26 pm

NICOLA Sturgeon confirmed that the SNP would vote for full fiscal autonomy for Scotland if the issue came before the Commons in the next year, in the first admission by the First Minister about when the nationalists wanted the powers transferred. Read more...

Sturgeon under pressure over devo max

3 Apr 2015, 12:43 am

THE SNP’s election campaign was thrown into chaos yesterday when Nicola Sturgeon refused to back her flagship policy of severing financial ties with the UK. Read more...

Confusion over SNP's key election demand as Sturgeon refuses to commit to full fiscal autonomy

2 Apr 2015, 7:10 pm

THE SNP's key election demand for full fiscal autonomy has been thrown into confusion after Nicola Sturgeon refused to confirm her MPs would pursue it after the election. Read more...

Labour: SNP devo max plan a ‘disaster’ for services

2 Apr 2015, 1:26 pm

NICOLA Sturgeon is facing growing pressure to state whether the SNP will push for full fiscal autonomy in the next parliament, as Labour stepped up its claims the Nationalist plan would lead to £7.6 billion of cuts. Read more...

Leaders clash at Holyrood over devo max

2 Apr 2015, 12:41 pm

THE SNP’s plan for full fiscal autonomy would be a “disaster” for frontline services in Scotland, with deep cuts to the NHS and schools, Labour claimed at First Minister’s questions today. Read more...

Devo Max will leave country £40billion short

28 Mar 2015, 12:43 am

SCOTLAND faces a £40billion financial black hole by the end of the next Holyrood parliament if the SNP wins its general election campaign for full fiscal autonomy within the UK. Read more...

Dramatic slump in oil revenues puts SNP under fresh pressure over devo max

19 Mar 2015, 3:29 am

THE SNP has come under renewed pressure over its plan to demand devo max after oil revenue forecasts were downgraded by billions of pounds. Read more...