Reform Scotlands proposals in Power to Connect set out a vision of a co-ordinated, modern and highly efficient travel network which Scotland has lacked through a persistent piecemeal approach to transport.It also calls for further investigation into how a Scotland-wide road pricing scheme might be implemented.
Reform Scotland responds to the Calman Commission final report which was published today 15 June 2009. While we welcome the majority of proposals outlined in the report, Reform Scotland’s proposals are to scrap the Barnett Formula altogether and give both the Scottish and UK Governments the power to raise they money they spend in Scotland.
Reform Scotland research shows that the performance of Scottish schools has not improved since devolution despite a massive increase in spending.
Reform Scotland says learning lessons from other European countries and empowering patients by making the service more accountable to them as well as giving them greater control over the health care they receive are the keys to a more effective health care system in Scotland.
This annual report sets out the achievements of Reform Scotland over the past year.
This report, ‘Parent Power’, examines how the principles of greater choice and competition might be applied to the Scottish education system to raise overall standards and extend educational opportunity.
Reform Scotland response to the publication of the Commission on Scottish Devolution’s interim report “The Future of Scottish Devolution within the Union: A First Report\”…
Reform Scotland calls for the Scotland to be given powers to raise all the money it spends and have its own ‘Chancellor of the Exchequer’, to make the Scottish Parliament more financially accountable. The report also calls for the Barnett Formula to be scrapped and a ‘re-balancing of the Constitution’.
Reform Scotland says greater accountability and transparency in the police, prosecution service and courts are vital if we are to see a sustained reduction in the level of crime
‘Local Power’ calls for radical reform of local government in Scotland designed to bring power closer to people which in turn will help to deliver better public services in tune with the needs and priorities of local people.
Reform Scotland responds to the publication of ‘Safeguarding our rural schools and improving school consultation procedures: proposals for changes to legislation’…
While there are many aspects of public services in Scotland of which we can be proud, ‘Power for the Public’ shows that with the right approach we have the potential to do so much better.