Reform Scotland

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Cross-Party Politics: A Holyrood Manifesto for 2021

Reform Scotland calls on all parties to combine in the national interest Reform Scotland, the independent, non-partisan think tank, today publishes Cross-Party Politics: a Holyrood Manifesto for 2021.  The document brings together a range of Reform Scotland policies which are shared by a mix of Holyrood’s five parties in an effort to display that the Scottish …

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Entry Points: making a success of immigration to scotland

Former government adviser says Scotland must learn from the successes and failures of other countries Reform Scotland, the independent non-partisan think tank, has today published a detailed report – Entry Points: Making a Success of Immigration to Scotland – by international public policy expert Heather McCauley on what Scotland can learn from the experiences and …

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Local Heroes: Why Scotland Needs Directly-Elected Mayors

DIRECTLY-ELECTED MAYORS CAN BE SCOTLAND’S LOCAL HEROES Reform Scotland, the independent, non-partisan think tank, today calls on the incoming Scottish Government to endorse the creation of an elected mayoralty in every Scottish local authority. In its new report, ‘Local Heroes: Why Scotland Needs Directly-Elected Mayors’ (Download below), produced in partnership with the Scottish Policy Foundation, …

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Land of Opportunity – Towards a new Land Use Strategy for Scotland

UK’s departure from the Common Agricultural Policy should spark a debate about the future of rural Scotland, says Reform Scotland Reform Scotland, the independent, non-partisan think tank, today calls on Scotland’s policy-makers to use Brexit as an opportunity to design a land-use strategy fit for the 21st century. For the last 40 years, land use …

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Unfinished business

Reform Scotland, the independent non-party think tank, says that the UK’s exit from the EU has removed the major block on devolving VAT to Holyrood. The call has been made in a new research paper – Unfinished Business – released today. VAT devolution, which was discussed by both the Calman Commission and the Smith Commission, and supported …

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Beyond Holyrood: Why Scotland’s economic future depends on local power

New report says economic strength must be built on greater local devolution Reform Scotland has published a new report which asks political parties to remember that the economy, rather than Scotland’s constitutional future, should be the dominant issue ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliament election. The report – Beyond Holyrood: Why Scotland’s economic future depends on …

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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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