Common Weal Policy
New Report - APD Cut: A Flighty Economic Case
Report by Dr Craig Dalzell finds that the aviation industry’s analysis has not accounted for the impact of a fall in domestic tourism from the APD cut
A NEW Common Weal report argues that the case made by the Airport lobby for a 50% cut in Air Passenger Duty omits key facts, and in reality the tax cut could damage the Scottish economy while reducing funding for public services.
Video: How Scotland can protect itself from GCHQ spying by going open source
Common Weal's first Policy video introducing new report
IN this video Alistair Davidson, author of 'Scottish Sovereignty in the age of Mass Surveillance', introduces the new Common Weal report, explaining why Scotland should needs to implement an open source transition plan.
"Imagine a school system where...": Common Weal's first 'Policy Lab'
Common Weal communications officer Katie Gallogly-Swan reports on the first 'Policy Lab', bringing together academics with those who work in the field to come up with collaborative policy solutions
IMAGINE a school system where education is defined as the nurturing of the whole individual, and where success is not the row of letters attributed to you by arbitrary assessments.
Where teacher innovation is celebrated and sustained, and schools become hubs for the whole community to participate in learning and to attenuate inequality.
The Scottish Rate of Income Tax, and its discontents
Ben Wray, head of policy and research at Common Weal, looks at the "tricky and confused" debate over the Scottish Rate of Income Tax, and asks whether Scottish Labour's proposals match their ambitions
HAS there ever been an election defined by such constitutional confusion in policy terms? The upcoming Scottish election is looming with the strange spectacle of different parties proposing different tax proposals based on different possible devolution outcomes.
ScotPound: Digital Currency for the Common Good - launch of new report 15 Sept