More than 7,000 troops left out of pocket by higher taxes in Scotland will again be protected in the next financial year.
An annual payment will continue to be provided to serving personnel earning £28,443 or more a year to make sure that all British troops, regardless of where they are deployed or where their families are based, will pay the same income tax. The average payment made will be £850.
It follows a 2018 promise by defence that Scottish government tax hikes would not adversely affect serving personnel, amid concerns they could create low morale and result in Scotland becoming a less attractive place for military personnel to be posted.
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