In this two part series, University of Glasgow Professor and Visiting Professor at LSE Philip Schlesinger, comments on the white paper on independence put forth by the Scottish Government. In this first post he explains the context of the proposals for the broadcasting and communications in Scotland’s Future, suggesting that even without independence, they can…
Full text of the Policy Scotland’s first Annual Lecture by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, John Swinney MSP.
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.
Briefing notes assesing the implications if Scotland were to vote for independence in 2014.
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…
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.
How output and taxation in relation to North Sea oil and gas activity has an important role to play in the economics and finances of a potentially independent Scotland.
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