“I would harbour that ambition..”

The Guardian reports that Reg Empey has stated that, as part of those new arrangements, he has a commitment from the Conservatives to designate Northern Ireland as an “enterprise zone”

“What we have agreed is that all of Northern Ireland will be designated as an enterprise zone,” the UUP leader said. “It allows us to start to work on tax issues.” Asked if that would allow Northern Ireland to set a lower corporation tax, Empey said: “I would harbour that ambition to achieve special tax status.”

The Varney Review of Taxation didn’t think much of that proposal from a UK-wide prospective. Adds Anyone asked the Scottish Conservatives?