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The Next Start-up Nation?

Academic says Scotland needs major rethink if it is to compete in global start-up race Reform Scotland, the independent, non-partisan think tank, today releases a paper called ‘The Next Start-Up Nation? – A manifesto for an Independent, Entrepreneurial and Ambitious Scotland‘, written by Ross Brown, Professor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Finance at the School of Management, …

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Supporting carers after bereavement – briefing note

Bill required to help bereaved carers recover, say Marie Curie, Sue Ryder and Reform Scotland The Scottish Parliament will tonight debate a series of recommendations for major changes in the support offered to carers after the person they have cared for dies.   The proposals – created by Marie Curie, Sue Ryder and Reform Scotland – …

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Investing for recovery: creating ‘Scottish government investments’ & ‘equiscot’

Call for major overhaul of government investment programmes A paper published today by two leading Scottish economic figures argues for the creation of two new Scottish Government investment vehicles to sit at the top of a simplified economic development structure.  Andrew Wilson, former SNP MSP, RBS economist and Chair of the First Minister’s Sustainable Growth …

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One for all: the case for a basic income guarantee

Reform Scotland, the independent, non-party think tank, has called on the UK and Scottish governments to introduce a ‘basic income’ scheme to support people through the Coronavirus crisis. There is growing support for the policy: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called a basic income “the right thing” to do, while the Spanish Government has announced …

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Policy insights for Scotland from small advanced economies

Globally renowned expert David Skilling says Scotland must stay competitive with other small countries David Skilling, an economic adviser to governments, firms and financial institutions around the world, argues that Scotland must learn from the experience of other small economies when setting its economic policies. The report, “Policy insights for Scotland from small advanced economies”, …

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