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Independent Scotland would face immediate £23bn debt – thinktank

Independent Scotland would face immediate £23bn debt – thinktank | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Scottish government spokeswoman says NIESR analysis 'misunderstand how government debt works'
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The NIESR findings presented at the Royal Economic Society on April 8th in Manchester are the basis for this Guardian article. You can find out more here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/news/national-institute-economic-and-social-research-royal-economic-society

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'Confusing and complex' proposals may not work in practive, experts warn

'Confusing and complex' proposals may not work in practive, experts warn | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
DRAFT legislation designed to significantly strengthen the Scottish Parliament will need to be carefully scrutinised to ensure proposed laws work in practice, it has been warned.
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Experts from the Centre on Constitutional Change write about the complexity of devolving welfare and taxation powers.

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Handing Scotland more tax powers could cause tension in the North East say academics

Handing Scotland more tax powers could cause tension in the North East say academics | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron has said he hopes Scottish devolution settlement will be lasting, but professors warn it may already need to be reviewed
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Academics from the Centre on Constitutional Change have warned that devolving tax powers could see the North East's rich residents moving north of the border.

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El voto de la incertidumbre | Carles Castro |

El voto de la incertidumbre | Carles Castro | | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
La identidad nacional tuvo un papel importante en el referéndum escocés, pero fueron los riesgos económicos los que decidieron el resultado. Esta es una de las
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Research by Dr Robert Liniera evaluates how the balance between peoples' sense of national identity and their appreciation of economic risk played out in their decision about the constitutional future. 

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Where does the Labour party stand on English votes for English laws?

Where does the Labour party stand on English votes for English laws? | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Time for the party to think of England.
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Charlie Jeffery of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change says it is time for the party to think of England.

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Charlie Jeffery: Constitution-making on the hoof that could end in meltdown

Charlie Jeffery: Constitution-making on the hoof that could end in meltdown | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Scotland's No vote last September was meant to draw a line under the UK's constitutional debate.
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In the Herald, Professor Charlie Jeffery of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change discusses the UK's constitutional debate.

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'English want constitutional shift'

'English want constitutional shift' | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
A constitutional shift to prevent MPs from Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish constituencies voting on devolved matters at Westminster is the most popular wa...
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Professor Ailsa Henderson, from the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change is the report's co-author.

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Poll finds majority want Holyrood to control all taxes and benefits

Poll finds majority want Holyrood to control all taxes and benefits | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
However, 43% said the Scottish Parliament should then keep taxes the same.
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Professor Ailsa Henderson of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change is the lead author of a report based on the poll.

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How Scottish independence debate can help solve Occupy deadlock

How Scottish independence debate can help solve Occupy deadlock | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Scotland's independence debate seems a world away from Occupy Central, but it may offer lessons on how to end the deadlock facing Hong Kong
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Professor Charlie Jeffery, Future of UK and Scotland Research Co-ordinator looks at linked up lessons from the Scottish independence debate and Occupy Central.

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‘Devolve national insurance, not corporation tax’

‘Devolve national insurance, not corporation tax’ | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
A LEADING economist has suggested National Insurance could be devolved to Holyrood as a compromise to Scottish Nationalist demands to control corporation tax.
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Angus Armstrong of NIESR is quoted here giving evidence to the Commons select committee in its latest inquiry into the impact of devolving taxes to Holyrood.

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Feature: a constitutional balancing act | Civil Service World

Feature: a constitutional balancing act | Civil Service World | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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Professor Michael Keating of the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change discussing how expectations have been raised in Scotland and how the rest of the UK is making demands that go beyond the ability of the political parties to deal with.

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Tight timetable risks ‘botching’ extra devolution | The Times

Tight timetable risks ‘botching’ extra devolution | The Times | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Westminster is in danger of making a “botched job” of extra devolution for Scotland by going too fast, leading academics have warned
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Professor Michael Keating and Professor Nicola McEwen from the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change warn that a settlement may only be able to deliver the broad outlines of a deal rather than the finer detail needed for it to work properly.

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Key issues new First Minister must address

Key issues new First Minister must address | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
AS Nicola Sturgeon looks set to replace Alex Salmond, we outline some of the problems and challenges that have been ignored, delayed or side-stepped while the dream of independence was pursued.
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Scotland 2014, 22/09/2014

Scotland 2014, 22/09/2014 | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
An in-depth look at the day's stories and issues affecting Scotland.
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Professor Nicola McEwen from the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change is interviewed at 19.30 minutes in about the First Minister's comments on other routes to independence. 

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Warning over ‘watered down’ devolution pledge

Warning over ‘watered down’ devolution pledge | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S new devolution settlement raises more questions than it answers, experts have warned.
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Academics from the Centre on Constitutional Change say that the proposed extra powers create confusion in many areas.

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Devolution plans

Devolution plans | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Scotland
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Academics from the Centre on Constitutional Change warn that Scotland's new powers are "not what was promised" and are "unlikely to be the end of the story" for devolution.

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Scotland and England: How different are they really? - Telegraph

Scotland and England: How different are they really? - Telegraph | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Throughout the Scottish Independence referendum debate, it was keenly stressed how different the Scots were to the English, but how true is that?
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Supposed differences in Scottish and English political cultures have been a mainstay of the debate over the constitutional relationship between the two. However, according to research by Professor Ailsa Henderson and others, it ain't necessarily so. 

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Michael Keating: Referendum showed it can be good to see ourselves as others see us

Michael Keating: Referendum showed it can be good to see ourselves as others see us | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
For a few months in 2014, Scotland moved to the centre of international attention.
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Writing in the Herald, Professor Michael Keating, Director of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change, reflects on how those outside the UK understood the Scottish referendum.

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Smith package "incoherent and unsustainable" warn academics

Smith package "incoherent and unsustainable" warn academics | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THE package of new powers for Holyrood set out by the Smith Commission are incoherent and unsustainable, leading academics have warned.
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Leading academics from the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change (Nicola McEwen, Michael Keating and David Bell) warn that the package of new powers for Holyrood set out by the Smith Commission are incoherent and unsustainable.

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Voters want Welsh MPs banned from voting on devolved matters at Westminster

Voters want Welsh MPs banned from voting on devolved matters at Westminster | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
A major study found that English voters wanted Welsh, Scots and Northern Irish MPs banned from voting on English schools and hospitals
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Professor Ailsa Henderson and Professor Charlie Jeffery are quoted in this article on the Future of England Study.

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Most Scots want more powers than Smith provides

Most Scots want more powers than Smith provides | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
A CLEAR ­majority of Scots want Holyrood to have greater powers than those being promised by the Smith Commission, according to a new poll.
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Professor Ailsa Henderson of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change is the lead author of a report based on the poll.

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Low oil prices are burying all hope of future Scottish independence

Low oil prices are burying all hope of future Scottish independence | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The falling oil price will deal a body blow to North Sea oil revenues. If Scotland had voted for independence, it would be in as deep a fix as Vladimir Putin's Russia

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Article mentions analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Scottish Devolution: NIESR Claims West Lothian Question is Undemocratic

Scottish Devolution: NIESR Claims West Lothian Question is Undemocratic | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The National Institute of Economic and Social Research has warned Westminster that pushing for "English votes for English laws" - dubbed the West Lothian Question – is undemocratic and could be unfair, considering how much Scotland contributes to the British economy in exports.
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Angus Armstrong of NIESR is quoted here speaking to the Treasury Select Committee.

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The lion of England stirs

The lion of England stirs | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Attention shifts to English rights following Scottish vote
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Charlie Jeffery discusses how attention shifts to English rights following the Scottish vote.

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Smith Commission critics claim it is unlikely to produce a sustainable Scottish devolution deal

Smith Commission critics claim it is unlikely to produce a sustainable Scottish devolution deal | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THE commission tasked with brokering a quick deal on Scottish devolution could face calls for a suspension to head off
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Professor Michael Keating and Professor Nicola McEwen from the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change are quoted in this article on The Smith Commission timetable.

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Sunday Politics Scotland, 21/09/2014

Sunday Politics Scotland, 21/09/2014 | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The latest political news, interviews and debate in Scotland.
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Our research director Charlie Jeffery is interviewed on the 'constitutional chain reaction' created by the independence referendum. 1:04:40 in.

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