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Report: Mapping economic potential in North East Glasgow
40 derelict sites identified for ‘asset based community development’ regeneration strategy
AHEAD of the Scottish local elections next week, a new report by Common Weal has highlighted how the north-east of Glasgow could be transformed if derelict sites were used by the community to rebuild the local economy.
Report: Potential Dangers of Public-Sector Investment in Hub sub debt
New report by Dr Jim Cuthbert lays bare an area of potential public financing worth billions that is currently under the radar
THE Scottish Government could be tapping into billions of potential capital from secondary market sales of private finance debt, but the potential investment funds boon needs governmental monitoring and prudential analysis to ensure it is not misused, a new Common Weal report argues.
Time for a Scottish National Investment Bank
Common Weal, Friends of the Earth Scotland and the New Economics Foundation (NEF) call on the Scottish Government to set up a Scottish National Investment Bank
SNP Spring Conference delegates unanimously passed a motion to set up a Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB). The proposal should now be pursued by the Scottish Government, Common Weal and other advocates of the policy proposal have argued.
Divest¦Reinvest: Scottish Council Pensions for a future worth living in
Common Weal, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Unison Scotland paper shows billions could be accessed for socially and environmentally useful investment projects
SCOTTISH Pension funds hold a £1.7bn stake in fossil fuel companies driving unsustainable carbon emissions, money that could be re-invested into green energy and housing while still securing solid financial returns, a new report has argued.
Air Departure Tax: A Post-Brexit Analysis
Report comes a day after revelation that no independent economic assessment for planned Scottish Government cut to Air Departure Tax has been made
COMMON WEAL’S submission to the the inquiry of the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee into the proposed Air Departure Tax has revealed serious economic flaws in the case.
‘Air Departure Tax: A Post-Brexit Analysis’ is authored by Dr Craig Dalzell, Common Weal’s Head of Research, and can be read in full here.
New Report: A Citizens’ Assembly for the Scottish Parliament
New report coincides with art exhibition at Dunfermline Fire Station Collective developing designs for a national monument to citizenship
A DETAILED plan for a new Citizens’ Assembly, acting as a second revising chamber in the Scottish Parliament, has been published by Common Weal, the Sortition Foundation and newDemocracy in a new report.
‘A Citizens’ Assembly for the Scottish Parliament’ can be read in full here.
Submission to Scottish Affairs Committee Inquiry into Sustainable Employment in Scotland
On 11 January, Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine spoke to the UK Parliament’s Scottish Affairs Committee about sustainable employment. The following short paper is Common Weal’s submission to the committee
New Report - Building Scotland's Future Now: A new approach to financing public investment
Report advocates combination of Scottish National Investment Bank and Scottish National Investment Company to lead new public investment strategy
A NEW public model for investment in Scotland’s infrastructure could be significantly cheaper and more sustainable than private financing, a new report by Common Weal has argued.
The report, ‘Building Scotland’s future now: A new approach to financing public investment’, can be read in full here.
Piecing Together the Jigsaw Policy Lab 3: Blog
Piecing Together the Jigsaw is a participatory project co-ordinated by Common Weal and Edinburgh University
THE third and final Piecing Together the Jigsaw policy lab on February 3rd will consider policy and initiatives from early years to early adulthood.