Scotland should create a \”Grand Central\” rail-air hub at Edinburgh Airport to form the heart of a national high-speed rail network, a think tank has proposed.
Monthly Archives: June, 2009
Daily political media summarry for 25 June 2009.
Daily political media summary for 24 June 2009.
Daily political media summary for 23 June 2009.
Daily political media summary for 22 June 2009.
Quoted in the Sunday Herald on the Calman Report, Geoff Mawdsley, Director of Reform Scotland says, \”Either you believe in the principle of accountability or you don\’t. If you are [directly raising] a third of the Scottish parliament\’s revenue, its still a small percentage. Calman falls between two stools.\”
Daily political media summary for 19 June 2009
Daily political media summary for 18 June 2009.
Daily political media summary for 17 June 2009.
Think Tank Reform Scotland welcomed the changes in Calman Report, particularly on greater flexibility on income tax and handing over smaller taxes such as stamp duty and air passenger duty. However Reform Scotland chairman Ben Thomsonsaid: \’These proposals are a move in the right direction but in our view they do not go far enough\’.
Ben Thomson, of think tank Reform Scotland, welcomed the proposals of the Calman Commission as a step in the right direction but said that they did not provide the necessary level of financial accountability and responsibility to ensure that public money would be spent effectively.
Daily Political Media Summary for 16 June 2009.
Reform Scotland responds to the Calman Commission final report which was published today 15 June 2009. While we welcome the majority of proposals outlined in the report, Reform Scotland’s proposals are to scrap the Barnett Formula altogether and give both the Scottish and UK Governments the power to raise they money they spend in Scotland.
Reform Scotland, the leading independent think tank, today [mon] welcomed the Calman Commission’s proposals to increase the tax-raising powers of the Scottish Parliament – but said they did not go far enough.