More than half (54 per cent) of people in Scotland believe they do not get value for money from public services, despite higher earners paying more income tax here than elsewhere in the UK.

According to a new poll for strategic advisory firm True North, just over a quarter (28 per cent) of people believe the level of personal tax in Scotland provides value for money in public services.

As part of the same survey, which was undertaken by Survation, more than half (51 per cent) of people in Scotland thought the Scottish Government does not have the right policies in place to make Scotland a competitive place to do business.

The poll results come ahead of the Programme for Government – where First Minister Humza Yousaf will set out his priorities for the coming year – and amid calls from across business and

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