After the report of the Smith Commission it looks like Scotland is set to get new powers over taxation and welfare but how does it compare to the similarly nationalist Catalonia?
Scotland is set to get powers over income tax and welfare, after the cross-party approved Smith commission released its recommendations.
The full list of new key powers is listed here but will it be enough to put-to-bed the issue of independence for Scotland?
One obvious comparative is the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, where, despite an increase in devolved powers over the years, there is significant demand for a referendum similar to the Scottish one.
The big news from the commission is that Scotland is set to be handed the power to set the rate of income tax. However, Westminster will still control certain elements of it including the personal allowance (the amount earned before tax) and what is defined as ‘income’...