Craig Berry: The potential of Scotland's space industry is enormous - but only if public investment takes off
Craig Berry, engineer and author of a Common Weal report on Scotland’s Space Industry, explores the potential openings for the space sector north of the border after Sutherland was selected for the first UK spaceport – to stay ahead of US and emerging market competition will require a level of public investment and European co-ordination not currently forthcoming under the Tories
Common Weal congratulate Scottish Government on plans for a Scottish National Investment Bank, but say “devil will be in the detail”
Common Weal has been campaigning for a investment bank for Scotland for 3 years
THE Common Weal has congratulated the Scottish Government on its announcement that it will begin an implementation plan on a Scottish National Investment Bank, but say "the devil is in the detail" as to how effective it will be.
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.
Time for a Scottish National Investment Bank
Common Weal, Friends of the Earth Scotland and the New Economics Foundation (NEF) call on the Scottish Government to set up a Scottish National Investment Bank
SNP Spring Conference delegates unanimously passed a motion to set up a Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB). The proposal should now be pursued by the Scottish Government, Common Weal and other advocates of the policy proposal have argued.
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.
Pro-independence think-tank welcomes Jeremy Corbyn Scottish investment bank plan
Brexit has boosted calls for government infrastructure spending
A PRO-INDEPENDENCE think-tank has welcomed plans by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to implement a Scottish investment bank if he wins the next UK general election.
Why an ONS ruling is set to kick-start a new debate about the Scottish Government's investment strategy
Ben Wray, Head of Policy & Research at Common Weal, looks at a new ONS ruling on the Scottish Government's 'non-profit distribution' model for carrying out infrastructure investment, and argues that it leaves Finance Minister John Swinney at a crossroads: go more down the PFI root, or look to the public-sector for the answers?
Osborne's anti-public investment dogma shown up by new Scottish figures which highlight potential
Ben Wray, in an article first published in The Herald , argues that new figures on the importance of public investment to the Scottish economy show the Chancellor's anti-investment dogma is all wrong, and the Scottish Government should ramp up public investment to maximise its potential