The Road to a Scottish Currency
In the second of a two-part series, financial IT systems expert Peter Ryan writes for Common Weal on his latest policy paper, ‘Paying Our Way’. which would make it easier for the Scottish Government to launch a new currency after independence and would allow us to start the process now, before independence and as part of a future independence campaign.
Why Scotland needs a Scottish Payment Initiation Service
In the first of a two-part series, financial IT systems expert Peter Ryan writes for Common Weal on his latest policy paper, ‘Paying Our Way’. which advocates for the creation of a publicly owned payments system to support the Scottish economy.
Paying Our Way: The Case For A Scottish Payments System
Financial Services expert Peter Ryan returns to Common Weal with his latest policy paper advocating for a not-for-profit payments system to be rolled out across Scottish local authorities.
You can download the paper in full here.
Imagine you and I are an economy of two people. I pay you £100 in cash for goods. You, in turn, pay me £100 for services. Our economy ticks along just nicely exchanging goods and services with the cash transferring between us.
Analysis: The threads which bind Assange, Ecuador, the IMF and ‘monetary suicide’
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray looks at what connects Ecuador’s dollarisation with an IMF loan agreement in February and Julian Assange’s arrest on Thursday [12 April] - and how there could be lessons there for an independent Scotland
Revealed: The 4 amendments to the Growth Commission motion to be debated at SNP conference
CommonSpace publishes the amendments to the motion at SNP conference on the Growth Commission report
SNP CONFERENCE on 27 April in Edinburgh is set to be crucial in settling the party’s key policies for a future independence referendum.
The controversial Growth Commission report published last year and chaired by Andrew Wilson, corporate lobbyist and former MSP, is set to be voted on by the party in a slightly revised form via a motion put forward to the conference by Finance Minister Derek Mackay and deputy leader Keith Brown.
The Common Weal Policy Podcast - Episode #2 - Know Your Growth Commission
Episode 2 of The Common Weal Policy Podcast.
Common Weal Campaigns Officer Jonathon Shafi and Head of Policy & Research Craig Dalzell discuss more about the Sustainable Growth Commission's approach to currency in an independent Scotland as well as their proposals to debt and liabilities in the form of their Annual Solidarity Payment.
Yes Scotland figures say Growth Commission endorsement by the SNP could divide indy movement
The SNP’s motion to spring conference would see a Scottish currency after independence officially endorsed, but would establish a process for testing the preparedness of an independent Scotland for a currency which may see it never come to pass