Common Weal calls for a Scottish Statistics Agency
Economic data in Scotland is mixed at best
COMMON WEAL has called for the establishment of a Scottish Statistics Agency to improve economic data collection in Scotland, as part of its response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on economic data collection, which closed today.
To read Common Weal’s consultation submission in full click here.
Policy Briefing: Is Scotland making the most of renewable energy in the housing sector?
James Turner, a political activist and mature student at The University of Highlands and Islands studying Sustainable Development, continues his series of policy briefings on housing, looking at the crucial issue of energy policy in the housing sector, which has a major effect on tackling fuel poverty and climate change
Report: A Scottish Tax System - Imagining the Future
Richard Murphy argues for an independent Scotland’s tax policy to be effective a Scottish currency is needed from “day one”
AN independent Scotland can create a fair and effective tax system if it overhauls the UK approach to taxation, renowned tax expert Richard Murphy argues in a new paper for Common Weal, the most comprehensive of its type to date.
View from the North: Two community-led housing initiatives in the Hebrides
Shaz Morton and Andrew Prendergast provide the latest update from a series of Common Weal Skye events on community-led housing in the Highlands & Islands. They describe the key aspects of community-led housing and look at two initiatives that are putting the principles into practise
Report: Social Security for All of Us - An independent Scotland as a modern welfare state
Punitive and inflexible ‘I, Daniel Blake’ type social security system can be avoided in an independent Scotland if it entirely overhauls the UK approach
AN independent Scotland’s social security system can avoid the mistakes and inadequacies of the UK approach to welfare if a new approach is taken early on, a new report by Common Weal finds.
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.