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12th November 2014

At present, the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland get most of their money in the form of a block grant from the UK Treasury.

5th November 2014

The Carnegie UK Trust welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the work of the Smith Commission on the devolution of further powers to Scotland.The Carnegie UK Trust with the University of Edinburgh and ACOSVO hosted a half-day seminar for senior charity stakeholders to consider the range of pos

20th October 2014

Lord Smith has been tasked with convening cross-party talks to produce, by 30 November 2014, Heads of Agreement with recommendations for further devolution of powers to strengthen the Scottish Parliament within the UK.

14th October 2014

The 2014 Future of England Survey discovers not only a distinct English identity but a strong and growing desire for England-wide solutions to English constitutional solutions.

10th October 2014

Professor Kirstein Rummery and Professor David Bell discuss the implications of the 2014 budget presented to the Scottish Parliament by John Swinney MSP, The Cabinet Secretary for Finance on the 9th October.

7th October 2014

The referendum result has raised questions for both the immediate and longer term future of Scotland and the rest of the UK.

24th September 2014

Discussion of new fiscal powers in Scotland #indyref @DavidNFBell

23rd September 2014

University experts offer wide-ranging analysis of the Scottish Independence Referendum outcome.

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