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.
Reform Scotland’s latest report, ‘Planning Power’, which sets out ideas on how to improve the planning and housing systems in Scotland.
This is a summary report of the Holyrood Magazine Conference, run in association with Reform Scotland, on Tuesday 9 November which looked at issues surrounding the future management and structure of schools in Scotland. This was particularly timely because the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Lifelong Learning & Culture Committee is currently looking at this issue.
Reform Scotland’s latest publication, ‘Voluntary Power’ , is a consultation report to follow up to the consultation paper that we published earlier this year. The original consultation document sought views on how the third sector in Scotland could be expanded and, particularly, how it could play a greater role in the provision of public services.
Reform Scotland says the importance of keeping abreast of the rapid advances in digital technology warrants a ministerial team with specific responsibility for designing, implementing and monitoring a digital blueprint for Scotland. Faster and more widely available broadband speeds are essential if Scotland is to be at the cutting edge of digital advances.