Britain's main political parties have agreed to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made before a recent independence referendum.
In the Sept. 18 ballot, 55 percent of Scottish voters opted to remain in the United Kingdom, while 45 percent voted to leave.
Since then a commission of politicians from Scotland and the rest of Britain has been thrashing out proposals.
A plan published Thursday would give the Edinburgh-based Scottish parliament the power to set income tax rates and keep the revenue. Scotland would also gain new control over welfare spending.
The proposals open a constitutional can of worms, with some saying other British regions, and even major cities, should also get tax-raising powers.
The proposals will be introduced in Parliament in January.