Dr Matthew Waites talks about his new book, ‘Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change’.
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.
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.