About Policy Scotland’s submission to Lord Smith, focused on a number of areas where more information and more thought is needed on the implications of changing tax raising and transferring welfare powers.
An analysis of fiscal decentralization to Scotland and what sort of budget constraint the Scottish Parliament should operate with.
Report on land value taxation debate at the Scottish rural housing conference.
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.
Research into the first five months of the implementation of the Social Rented Sector Size Criterion underoccupation penalty, popularly known as the ‘Bedroom Tax’, suggested ministers may have significantly overestimated the savings it is likely to generate. The analysis – which ran real data collected by four housing associations since April through a model used in…
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…
Briefing Note considering the implications for Scotland from the 2013 UK Spending Review (SR).