referendum




A lecture given by Professor J D Gallagher, Policy Scotland, Glasgow University on 21 October 2015 In this lecture I want to do three things. Take stock, just over a year after the referendum, of where Scotland now stands, and identify the most salient constitutional fact about Scotland; and make a proposal for […]

Through a glass, darkly : Glimpsing Scotland’s constitutional future



by Anton Muscatelli, published by The Conversation                           The bailout deal negotiated between Greece and the eurozone was yet another example of bad EU decision making. It only partially addresses the problems which the Greek economy faces. It […]

Greece – A bad deal for everyone


Dr Warren Mundy, Commissioner, Productivity Commission, Australia, participated in Policy Scotland’s debate on “Regulating an Independent Economy” back in December 2013. This paper was prepared for that debate. Abstract: The future prosperity of Scotland will depend on the ability of its people and its firms to innovate and adapt to […]

Business Regulation for an Independent Scotland – a view from ...


A talk given by Jim Gallagher, Nuffield College, University of Oxford at the Open University, Edinburgh for a Policy Scotland and URESG Joint Seminar on 22 January 2015 We are equidistant between the independence referendum and the general election, 4 months after one and 4 months before the other. Scotland’s constitutional […]

Where next for Scotland and the UK?



Venue: Open University in Scotland, Edinburgh Time: 14:00-17:30 on Thursday 22nd Jan and 09:30-12:45 on Friday 23rd Jan 2015 Policy Scotland is delighted to be co hosting this workshop event with the Urban & Regional Economics Seminar Group and the Centre for Innovation Knowledge and Development (IKD) In January 2015. The workshop […]

Event: 22-23 Jan 2015 – Devolution and federalism in a ...


For further information see Dr. Armstrong’s submission to the Smith Commission: http://www.niesr.ac.uk/publications/devolution-uk-submission-smith-commission#.VICTWzGUeSo

Video: Smith Commission Debate 3/12/14 Dr. Angus Armstrong


Date: Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Time: 18:00 – 19:30 Venue: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building Following the publication of the Smith Commission initial recommendations at the end of November, Policy Scotland is hosting an expert debate on the implications of the Smith recommendations on tax, welfare and the relationships […]

EVENT 3/12/2014: Smith Commission Debate



By Kenneth Gibb, Director, Policy Scotland The remarkable upsurge in political engagement during the referendum has been followed by a phase in which organisations and individuals across Scotland are preparing submissions to the Smith Commission. Smith is currently engaging in a wide consultation about what powers should be transferred to the […]

Policy Scotland’s contribution to the Smith Commission Debate


On Thursday 3rd of April, we hosted a public debate about equalities and the referendum debate. We were delighted to welcome as speakers; Dr Lesley Orr – Woman of Influence of the Year 2012, , academic, feminist historian Roza Salih – VP Advocacy & Diversity, Student Representative Council , Strathclyde University Nazed […]

Equalities and the Referendum debate


By Prof. Phillip Schlesinger, Professor of Cultural Policy, The University of Glasgow. This post originally appeared on the LSE Media Policy Project blog. Re-posted with permission.    Last November, the Scottish Government published Scotland’s Future – its White Paper on independence. Although considerable attention has been devoted to broadcasting, very little indeed has been […]

The film industry and Scottish independence



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Dr Thomas Lundberg, Lecturer (Politics), The University of Glasgow The Scottish Government has published its long-awaited White Paper, Scotland’s Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland. The paper sets out the Scottish National Party’s aspirations for an independent Scotland by enhancing democracy, prosperity and fairness, though critics have already claimed […]

The Scottish Government’s White Paper on independence: Appeal for a ...


In a wide-ranging paper by the Centre for Public Policy for Regions (CPPR) based on  the he latest available North Sea data (actuals and forecast), Professors John McLaren, Jo Armstrong and Ken Gibb(ed.) show that oil related tax revenues would fail to fill the gap left from the loss of Barnett […]

What potential is there for the development of a Savings ...




Scotland performed better in the latest official releases, with both the economy and employment growing, although unemployment also grew, according to the latest CPPR Briefing Note by John McLaren, Jo Armstrong & Ken Gibb On an annual basis Scottish GDP has grown by 1.2%, well above the 0.5% seen for the […]

Latest economic growth and labour market figures for Scotland