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).
Short paper on procurement policy was written for the Scottish Government as part of its procurement review.
Reflections on the latest oil and gas related analysis by the Scottish Government and the Office for Budget Responsibility by John McLaren, Jo Armstrong and Ken Gibb
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 and Ken Gibb. On an annual basis Scottish GDP has grown by 1.2%, well above the 0.5% seen for the UK. This differential was principally…
Catherine Schenk, Professor of International Economic History, talks about the possibilities for an independent Scotland’s monetary presence in a globalised economy.
Dr Angus Armstrong argues that a stable monetary union between Scotland and the rest of the UK will be very difficult to construct and if an independent Scotland is to prosper, it requires a ‘hard’ currency.
Professor David Adams, University of Glasgow argues there is an urgent need for urban land reform.