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Report: Scottish Space Agency - a discussion of Scotland's place in the space industry
Report proposes a Scottish Space Agency and Spaceport to make Scotland a world leader in industry sector of the future
AN independent Scotland could be a world leader in the space sector by developing the national infrastructure necessary to support a burgeoning industry, a new Common Weal report has argued.
The report, written by electrical design engineer Craig Berry, can be read in full here.
Halting the exodus: How a community-led housing movement is taking rural repopulation into its own hands
Andrew Prendergast, freelance housing activist in Skye, and Shaz Morton, Common Weal Skye co-ordinator, outline the acute housing crisis in rural Scotland and how recent events in Skye have shown a community-led housing movement is developing in the Highlands with innovative solutions to do something about it
Policy Briefing: What is the government doing about homelessness?
James Turner, a political activist and mature student at The University of Highlands and Islands studying Sustainable Development, begins a new series of policy briefings on housing by analysing homelessness in Scotland and the approach of the Scottish Government and local authorities to tackle it
As Scottish economy stands on brink of recession, Common Weal renews call for National Investment Bank
SNP Conference backed a Scottish National Investment Bank in March
COMMON WEAL has renewed calls for the Scottish Government to establish a multi-billion pound Scottish National Investment Bank to kick-start the Scottish economy, in light of dire predictions of Scotland being on the brink of recession.
Report: Backing Scotland's Currency - Foreign Exchange Reserves for an independent Scotland
The interest paid on Scottish foreign reserves would likely be significantly less than Scotland’s current contribution to the interest on UK foreign reserves
A NEW report by Common Weal has detailed how the stability of a Scottish currency can be achieved through the holding of foreign currency reserves.
Renew: Six policies that can refresh the Scottish Government's domestic agenda
A Scottish National Investment Bank to fund green re-industrialisation, transformation of housing and radical democratic reform among measures proposed for renewal of the Scottish Government’s agenda
COMMON WEAL has published a new paper proposing six policy ways to renew the Scottish Government’s domestic agenda through fresh and eye-catching policy transformation after 10 years in power at Holyrood.
Independent Scotland is an economic opportunity for the north of England
Last week, Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine gave a lecture a the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) on how Scottish independence could benefit the economy of the north of England. We re-publish the blog post which the lecture was based on here.
Fracking Consultation: Common Weal submission
Think-tank warns that fracking could cause long-term harm to Scotland's local economies
THE Common Weal has submitted its contribution to the Scottish Government's consultation on fracking and unconventional gas extraction (UGE), which draws to a close today.
While the focus of opposition to fracking has centred on its potentially damaging environmental impact, the think-tank challenges the assumption that it will bring economic benefits to Scotland's communities.
Report - Public Procurement in Scotland: The case for scrutiny, accountability and transparency
Report calls for changes to Freedom of Information to increase openness and increased accountability from parliamentary committees of procurement, among other measures
THERE has been a “loss in public rights” from the approach the Scottish Government has pursued in procurement and the building of infrastructure, a new Common Weal report by economist Margaret Cuthbert has argued, calling for wide-ranging changes to ensure accountability and transparency.
'Talk, Think, Do': Common Weal Skye on Rural Housing
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COMMON WEAL SKYE is holding a regular series of events titled ‘Talk, Think, Do’. The aim is to give people the opportunity to engage, interact and respond to solution orientated discussion on relevant local matters. The ideas that emerge from the talks will be posted on the CommonSpace Policy Channel, as a much needed input of rural Highland voices into the national policy dimension.