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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.
New Report: The Demographics of Independence
Analysis looks at polling on and after the 2014 referendum was presented at the Scottish Independence Convention on 14 January
COMMON WEAL has published a new analysis of the demographics behind support for and against independence in Scotland, in order to accurately inform future Yes campaign efforts.
‘The Demographics of Independence: A study of polling on and since the 2014 referendum’ can be accessed in full here.
New Report - An independent Scotland's Customs and Borders
Customs operations, degraded by the UK Government, could be key role in an independent Scotland’s tax collection and defence strategy
A NEW Common Weal report argues that an independent Scotland could benefit from increased revenue by introducing a “smart borders” approach, with the prospects of a ‘hard border’ between Scotland and England “totally overblown”.
The White Paper Project: Version 1.0
The White Paper Project: Version 1.0 is part of a iterative process to renew the case for Scottish independence
COMMON WEAL has published the first major attempt since the 2014 referendum to build a new White Paper for Scottish independence.
The White Paper Project: Version 1.0 can be read in full here.
New Report - How to make a Currency: A Practical Guide
New report by finance sector expert provides blow by blow account of how a transition from sterling to a Scottish Currency should happen
A NEW Common Weal report has provided a detailed account of exactly how a new Scottish Currency should be established in an independent Scotland.
The report, How to make a Currency: A Practical Guide, can be read in full here.