Details of Provisions
The reserved matters include the issue and circulation of money, taxes and excise duties (and the bodies which administer them), government borrowing and lending (including the issue of Government Securities), the exchange rate, the Bank of England and control over United Kingdom public expenditure. This last reservation does not affect the Scottish Parliament’s ability to allocate resources, whether part of its assigned budget or raised through its tax-varying powers.
Local taxes to fund local authority expenditure are excepted from the reservation. Current examples of such taxes are the council tax and non-domestic rates.