Since the publication of our report Work, employment, skills and training: where next for Scotland? at the end of April, debate on these issues has been hotting up, not just in Scotland, but elsewhere in the UK. By requiring the government to produce a comprehensive outline of policies to be adopted by an independent Scotland, the referendum debate has provided a platform for the emergence of what is, by UK standards, a radical new vision for employment relations north of the border. It is
Brad MacKay and Sarah Ivory discuss the results of a survey conducted with the Federation of Small Businesses on the independence debate.
Brad Mackay and Veselina Stoyanova discuss the potential impact of independence on the Scottish food and drink sector.
What set-up costs would an independent Scotland face? The debate continues.
The work of LSE'S Professor Patrick Dunleavy was cited in a HM Treasury report on the set-up costs of an independent Scotland. In a blog for LSE British Politics and Policy, Professor Dunleavy challenged the use of his work, focused on the cost of setting up or substantially revamping a Whitehall department, saying: