The report presents baseline findings from which changes in public awareness and understanding of tax devolution in Wales can be monitored.

Key findings

  • The majority of respondents said the UK Government has the most control over the taxes they pay in Wales.
  • Most respondents did not know that the Welsh Government would be able to set some taxes in Wales from April 2018.
  • More than seven out of ten respondents would expect all or most of the money raised from Welsh taxes to go towards public services in Wales.

Background

From April 2019 around £5bn of devolved and local tax revenue will be raised each year in Wales through:

  • Land transaction tax
  • Landfill disposals tax
  • Welsh rates of income tax
  • Council tax
  • Non-domestic rates.

The Welsh Government has analysed survey data to provide a baseline picture of public understanding of tax devolution. The analysis will be used to inform where engagement should be targeted in order to raise awareness of the link between the money earned and raised in Wales through Welsh taxes, and how it is spent on public services.

Reports

Public understanding of tax devolution: baseline report
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Public understanding of tax devolution: baseline report (summary)
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Contact

Nerys Owen

Tel: 0300 025 8586

Media

Tel: 0300 025 8099