William Hague has announced that England could be given the power to set its own income tax rates under historic plans for home rule according to Harris & Co accountants Northampton. The Leader of the House of Commons outlined Conservative plans which would mean only English MPs will be able to vote on income tax levels and the level of welfare payments. The proposals would see separate levels of income tax in England and Scotland for this first time. The tax plans come after the Smith Commission said that Scotland should be able to set its own income tax levels as part of new powers in the wake of the Scottish independence referendum in September. The governments paper said the principle of requiring consent from English MPs could be applied to the income tax and welfare payments because it is only right after the huge devolution to Scotland say the Northampton chartered accountants..