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Everything you need to know about the Scottish Green manifesto

200,000 green jobs, 60p top rate of tax and 4000 extra teachers are all pledged by the party.

By STV News

Published 12 Apr 2016.

The Scottish Green manifesto is the party's most detailed yet.

The document spans 14 topics from the economy to culture. Holyrood's new powers over income tax and welfare feature heavily throughout.

A party spokesman said the Greens' key messages at this election will be the "the economy, care and housing".

To fund the party's spending commitments the Greens advocate raising and altering certain taxes to raise an estimated £1bn.

The party propose replacing the current three rate system (20p, 40p and 45p) of income tax with a four rate system of 18p, 22p, 43p and 60p.

The party claim these changes will raise an additional £331m and no one who earns under £26,500 would pay more income tax than they currently do.

An additional £740m of revenue will raised through a new property tax to replace the council tax and by altering non-domestic rates to include vacant and derelict land.

The party wants to lower the attainment gap between the richest and poorest students.

The manifesto puts a clear emphasis on the state delivering health care and influencing lifestyle choices by citizens.

A more rehabilitative approach to criminal justice is favoured by the Scottish Greens.

The party wants cleaner energy delivered at a local level.

Land ownership should be more transparent with the details available to the public.

The Scottish Greens reaffirmed their support for independence.

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