The Tax Advisory Group correspondence: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

All correspondence between Scottish ministers and The Tax Advisory Group, set up in June 2023, from June 2023 until the end of December 2023. You also requested correspondence between Scottish Ministers and any members of the Tax Advisory Group between June 2023 and the end of December 2023.

You clarified on 9 January that you just wanted correspondence between any individual members of the group and ministers which relates to the group and the issues discussed.


I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested in a PDF document attached.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption(s) under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information)] of FOISA applies to that information.

Personal information relating to Scottish Government officials including names, email addresses and job titles have been redacted. Personal information relating to Tax Advisory Group members, such as email addresses, which is not publicly available has also been redacted.

This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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FOI 202400392245 - Information Released - Annex


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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