Scotland’s proposal to impose taxes on cruise ships

Scotland's proposal to impose taxes on cruise ships

Scotland’s government plans to empower local councils to tax cruise ships as a way to raise money for port towns that accommodate cruise visitors.

The Scottish Green Party, which shares power with the Scottish National Party, announced its intention to tax cruise ships at a conference in Dunfermline on Oct. 28.

Besides raising money for the visited ports, the Scotland Greens also envision levying higher taxes on ships that emit more pollutants, according to The Herald in Scotland. The party said the tax would provide an incentive for cruise lines to build zero-emission ships. 

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