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.
Craig Dalzell: Brexit could make the UK a data desert
Craig Dalzell, Common Weal head of policy & research and author of a paper on the need for a Scottish statistics agency, makes a plea for the UK to apply for continued access to and continued active participation in the Eurostat statistical database post-Brexit.
AS A RESULT of the 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union, the United Kingdom will – assuming no arrangements to the contrary – cease to be a member of the European Union on 29 March 2019.
Craig Dalzell: Looking past the headlines on Scotland's export stats reveals hidden truths
Common Weal head of policy & research Dr Craig Dalzell looks in depth at Export Statistics Scotland’s latest publication, and finds it reveals truths about Scotland’s economy which do not easily fit the Unionist narrative
THE new Export Statistics Scotland publication shows the global opportunities for Scottish goods and the solid foundations for the economy of an independent Scotland.
"Why speculate when you can calculate?" - committee recommendations can help fix Scotland's data desert
Common Weal head of research Craig Dalzell looks at the final report of a Scottish Parliament consultation into economic data in Scotland, which closely reflects Common Weal’s recent paper on the subject
"Why speculate when you can calculate?" - John Baez, American mathematical physicist
Scotland's Data Desert: The case for a Scottish Statistics Agency
The paper has been welcomed by the former Scottish Office Chief Statistician, Jim Cuthbert
ESTABLISHING an independent Scottish Statistics Agency (SSA) could provide a significant boost to the economic management of the country, a report published by Common Weal has argued.
‘Scotland’s Data Desert: The Case for a Scottish Statistics Agency’ is authored by Common Weal head of research Dr Craig Dalzell, and can be read in full here.
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.
Charity calls for better education and support as sexual crimes double in decade
Charity notes “deeply worrying” figures as almost half of victims revealed to be under 18
RAPE CRISIS SCOTLAND (RCS) have called for better education and support in order to tackle the scourge of sexual crimes that have seen a 7 per cent rise in official reporting the past year.
Greater confidence in coming forward was key in the rise, according to RCS.
Greens call for "greater ambition" as government figures show "embedded" poverty
Scottish Greens argue that the Index of Multiple Deprivation shows a "failure by all levels of government" in Scotland
THE SCOTTISH GREENS have said that more needs to be done by Scottish ministers and local authorities in Scotland poorest communities to boost employment prospects, health and reduce inequality.