Scottish National Investment Bank
As public consultation on #SNIB draws to a close, campaigners advocate fossil-free economy
Friends of the Earth Scotland has urged the public to speak out against ‘business as usual’ and endorse environmental focus from the Scottish National Investment Bank
THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK (SNIB) should help deliver a “healthy, fair and fossil-free economy,” Friends of the Earth Scotland have argued, calling on the public to endorse such an environmental focus in the last remaining hours of a Scottish Government consultation.
Major push on Mental Health but Education criticisms unaddressed: Everything you need to know about #ScotPfG
CommonSpace provides a detailed overview of the key announcements in Nicola Sturgeon’s Programme for Government, including what wasn’t addressed
FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON has announced a swathe of new measures as part of the Scottish Government’s plans for the coming year, including a package of initiatives on mental health, progress on the Scottish National Investment Bank and enshrining further protections for children in law, as well as increased funding in areas of infrastructure, health and the environment.
Parties back new investment bank at Holyrood, but squabble over what and who is to blame for economic weaknesses
Greens and Labour clash on the “fetishization” of growth during Scottish Government debate on the SNIB
All parties backed the establishment of a Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) during a Scottish Parliament debate on its implementation, but squabbled over what was wrong with the Scottish economy and who was to blame.
Robin McAlpine: Welcome to nowhere – I think you'll like it
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says that while big banking executives may be frightened by an approach to public policy which comes from ‘nowhere’, grassroots and transparent popular policy could be revolutionary
IT’S been a good week for Common Weal, and perhaps the highlight was when I got the text last Friday night to say that after a great targeted campaign by the team we, alongside our grassroots partners in the SNP, successfully got a motion to support a National Infrastructure Company onto the provisional agenda for the SNP Spring conference.
Ben Wray: Derek Mackay, do you want to pursue dangerous London-style economics or support Scottish business and prosperity?
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal head of policy Ben Wray says the Scottish Government must realise that economic sovereignty is just as important as political sovereignty
WHAT kind of investment does the Scottish Government want?
Banking for the Common Good
Today Scottish Government published its implementation plan for a Scottish National Investment Bank.
This proposal - spearheaded by Common Weal in our 2016 blueprint - has the potential to become one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by the Scottish Government since devolution. We strongly welcome these plans and are genuinely excited to see them develop. To quote the First Minister, "If we get this right, then this has the potential to be truly transformative”.
Publicly-owned and ethical: 'Transformative' Scottish national investment bank moves ahead
“The time for debate has passed,” says Nicola Sturgeon following publication of plan for the new national investment bank
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT will proceed with the establishment of a Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB), which will be operating “in shadow form” by 2019, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
Robin McAlpine: Me and RBS are over – Scotland needs a new bank
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine wants a bank fit to serve customers in the community, not corporations
IN 1990 I was about to go to university; it was time for my own bank account.
My dad took me to his branch where he'd banked for over 30 years, having made an appointment with the manager. The manager was an avuncular chap who immediately offered me a cup of tea.