David Comerford and David Eiser of the University of Stirling discuss these questions in the context of the debate around the Scottish independence referendum, in which inequality has played a prom
The aim and scope of this paper is to isolate the effects of population ageing in the context of potential Scottish independence.
by James Mittra (Innogen Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh)
According to the White Paper issued this week, Scotland’s Future, an independent Scotland will have a new written constitution (this repeats the commitment contained in the Scottish Government’s ea
British Academy/Royal Society of Edinburgh - Enlightening the Constitutional debate
In this report, the IFS examines the long-run fiscal pressures that an independent Scotland may face, how these would differ from those facing the UK, and the size of the fiscal consolidation that
What is the level of income inequality in Scotland? How does income inequality in Scotland compare to the rest of the UK, and to other OECD countries?
This Briefing Note looks at the way that tax revenue in Scotland is currently delivered and at the reform options that would be open to an independent Scotland.
One of the fundamental principles underpinning the Scottish education system is the meritocratic idea that, irrespective of social background, all children should have an equal opportunity to devel
This briefing note aims to describe the patterns of public service expenditure in Scotland and to set out a number of issues for the future. In particular, it: