Scotland’s economy will benefit from independence over the uncertainty that would face the country within the UK, Finance Secretary John Swinney said at the inaugural annual Policy Scotland lecture on 10th December 2013.
Professor Ken Gibb, Professor in Housing Economics, on the Scottish Government independence White Paper.
Dr Thomas Lundberg, Lecturer (Politics), 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 that many of these aspirations are…
Policy Scotland‘s second public debate, this time on Regulation in an Independent Scotland. The debate will address issues such as: What kind of regulatory frameworks will Scotland need to maximise its economic performance? What aspects of the economy should Scotland regulate itself, or jointly with rUK? How will be financial sector be regulated in a…
A new study which examines the impact of migrant children on educational attainment in Glasgow schools has shown many teachers view their impact as positive.
What potential is there for the development of a Savings Fund in a post-independence fiscal landscape
This paper by the Centre for Public Policy for Regions shows that oil related tax revenues would fail to fill the gap left from the loss of Barnett-related UK funding in an independent Scotland.
By Ken Gibb, Director, Policy Scotland In parallel to the much discussed idea of capping house price inflation (or at least the Bank of England setting it as a policy goal and then trying to lean on the banks), there has been much concern raised about foreign investment, viewed as largely speculative, in the London…
Papers from a Commonwealth Cities Legacy Network Preparatory Workshop hostd by Policy Scotland.
The rapid growth of the private rented sector (PRS) is changing the face of the housing market in the UK, but remains largely below the radar of major housing policy initiatives.
Briefing Note considering the implications for Scotland from the 2013 UK Spending Review (SR).