Reform Scotland

Govt & constitution publication

Blueprint for Local Power

In “Blueprint for Local Power”, Reform Scotland calls for a new constitutional relationship between local and central government, governed by a new piece of legislation which recognises the importance of local government to democracy and the operation of public services. It proposes the new constitutional relationship is based on three clear principles: Local authorities will …

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The Crown Estate: yet another quango

Think tank’s briefing published ahead of today’s evidence session to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee Reform Scotland, the independent, non-party think tank, has published a briefing paper in which it calls on the Scottish Government to resist the creation of a new quango for the Crown Estate powers due to be devolved to Scotland. The …

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One Department: Doing it differently

Think tank says Scottish Government should learn from Westminster’s mistakes and create a single department Reform Scotland, the independent, non-party think tank, has called for the Scottish Government to merge Revenue Scotland and the proposed Scottish social security agency. In its latest briefing, One Department: Doing it differently, Reform Scotland said that the confusion and inefficiency caused …

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Critique of 2016 Scottish Manifestos

Reform Scotland, the independent, non-party think tank, has released a critique of the five main parties’ manifestos. The think tank released its own manifesto last month, with 16 policies, and it has commented directly on the parties’ approach to those 16 policies. Commenting, Reform Scotland’s Research Director Alison Payne said: “It is clear from the party manifestos that …

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Shared Rule: What Scotland needs to learn from federalism

Reform Scotland’s latest report, ‘Shared Rule: What Scotland needs to learn from federalism’ is by Professor Adam Tomkins. Professor Tomkins’s report represents the views of the author and not those of Reform Scotland.  As such, it is in keeping with the shorter pieces done by a variety of authors for our blog, the Melting Pot, and …

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