This report does not offer a comprehensive analysis of every aspect of Scottish school education. The Commission has chosen instead to focus on matters that seem to be of the greatest importance but which have been relatively neglected.
Childcare is an increasingly important issue – not just because of the cost barriers it can place on people, normally mothers, re-entering the work-place, but also because it can deter them from having any or additional children.
Reform Scotland’s latest report, ‘Patients First: Improving access to GP practices’ examines the practical arrangements regarding how patients access their GPs, the “gate-keepers” to our health service, and whether we can’t improve arrangements to encourage a provision of service more suited to patients’ needs.
The think tanks Reform Scotland and the Centre for Scottish Public Policy set up the Commission on School Reform in November 2011. The Commission has published its Interim Report.
This report examines whether we could change the current structure of local government in Scotland, creating fewer councils, but making those councils far stronger with more financial powers, as well as looking at ways in which more power could be devolved to community councils.
The anonymous community council survey results in full
Local Taxes examines how greater tax powers could be devolved to Scotland’s local to make them more financially accountable.
Reform Scotland sets out its vision for for Scotland’s future energy policy.
Scotland’s Economic Future, published by Reform Scotland, is edited by the noted economist Professor Sir Donald MacKay and examines various issues surrounding Scotland’s economic future.
Reform Scotland’s evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Scotland Bill committee. The report calls for the Scottish Parliament to be responsible for raising the money it spends as well as calling for a number of major welfare benefits to Holyrood.
Reform Scotland’s latest report, ?Striking the balance?, calls for police forces in Scotland to be matched up to local authority areas to improve public confidence and local accountability.
Reform Scotland has graded the main parties’ manifesto commitments ahead of the Scottish elections on May 5th and devised the following report card basedon how the parties match up to Reform Scotland’s prescriptions to improve the long term prospects of Scotland.
Ahead of the Scottish elections due to take place on 5th May, Reform Scotland has published a collection of policy ideas designed to create the right environment for long-term economic growth and effective public services in Scotland. The booklet summarises research and recommendations made in our 17 reports published over the past three years.