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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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Panorama, Scotland: The People's Voice

Panorama, Scotland: The People's Voice | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it

Panorama follows the lives of ordinary voters who took part in the Scottish referendum.


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Programme features John Curtice and Michael Keating from the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme

Programme originally aired Monday 22 September 2014

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Programme features John Curtice and Michael Keating from the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme

Programme originally aired Monday 22 September 2014

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Independent Scotland’s prosperity hinges on five challenges - FT.com

Independent Scotland’s prosperity hinges on five challenges - FT.com | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Scotland’s “Mini-Me” economy is far from an oasis of riches or a pit of despair within the UK. Levels of income, unemployment, labour productivity and inequality are remarkably similar to the combined average for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland
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Our NIESR colleagues--Angus Armstrong and Monique Ebell--are cited in this report, quoting their paper in the Oxford Review of Economic Policy.  

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Scotland and the NHS: Fears stoked in England gain popular appeal north of the border

Scotland and the NHS: Fears stoked in England gain popular appeal north of the border | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The NHS is one of the best examples of how devolution has allowed the institutions of the UK's four nations to diverge.

It operates independently in each country and, as Gordon Brown has challenged Alex Salmond make clear, its budget for Scotland is set by Holyrood - albeit paid for out of the block grant that comes from Westminster for all public services.
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Our Institute for Fiscal Studies's NHS observations on the feature of this article. You can read more here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/scottish-nhs-%E2%80%93-more-financially-secure-outside-uk

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Think tank claims threat to NHS

Think tank claims threat to NHS | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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Our Institute for Fiscal Studies team's work on the NHS is the focus of this article by Eleanor Bradford. You can read their observation here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/scottish-nhs-%E2%80%93-more-financially-secure-outside-uk

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Even Google can't predict indy outcome says Tom Hunter

Even Google can't predict indy outcome says Tom Hunter | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
WITH Scotland's fate in our hands, philanthropist Tom Hunter urges voters to make informed decision on September 18.
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Our teams' book Sctland's Decision which has a forward from Sir Tom Hunter is cited in the article. You can download it here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/papers/scotlands-decision-16-questions-think-about-referendum-18-september

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Fiscal Studies group warn black hole in health finances will cost country dear

Fiscal Studies group warn black hole in health finances will cost country dear | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
AN INDEPENDENT ­Scotland would find it harder to protect NHS ­budgets, according to an analysis by a leading think tank that contradicts Yes campaign claims about the health service.
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The work of our team at the Institute for Fiscal Studies is cited in this Herald article. Read the IFS observation here:http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/scottish-nhs-%E2%80%93-more-financially-secure-outside-uk

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Bond markets braced for Scotland impact - FT.com

Bond markets braced for Scotland impact - FT.com | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
If the vote for Scottish independence is as close as polls suggest, then western debt markets could be about to see something they have not witnessed for years: new government bonds. Whether Scots vote “yes” or “no” next week, the country is almost
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Angus Armstrong from our NIESR team is quoted in this article on Scotland and the the bond markets.

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Charlie Jeffery: What next if it’s a ‘Yes’ vote?

Charlie Jeffery: What next if it’s a ‘Yes’ vote? | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
IF Scotland votes ‘Yes’, politicians in Scotland and the rest of the UK will need to move quickly in order to get negotiations under way and settle emotions among voters and business, writes Professor Charlie Jeffery.
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Food and drink polls leave bitter taste for No

Food and drink polls leave bitter taste for No | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
With just eight days to go until the vote to decide Scotland’s future, Capital businesses have delivered the No campaign a blow to the stomach in another gut-wrenching poll.
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Charlie Jeffery, research co-ordinator for the Future of the UK and Scotland, takes the taste test of the food #indyref polls many cafes and bars are doing.

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BBC News at Ten, 09/09/2014

BBC News at Ten, 09/09/2014 | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide.
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Nicola McEwen from our Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change appears in Robert Peston's report on the referendum. 

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Scottish referendum: is it yes or no to politics in class?

Scottish referendum: is it yes or no to politics in class? | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Some Scottish schools have not debated the issues over independence. Have pupils who will be voting missed out?
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The work of our AQMeN team including Jan Eichhorn and Lindsay Paterson both looking at young people's voting intentions and helping in inform schools about the referendum is featured in this article. 

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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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Scotland independence referendum: What a Yes vote would mean - the experts' view

Scotland independence referendum: What a Yes vote would mean - the experts' view | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
We asked experts to explain the consequences in their fields
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Peter Riddell from the Institute for Government is quoted in this article published before the referendum. IfG is one of the teams working as part of the Future of the UK and Scotland.

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No country for old money

No country for old money | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
WHEN it comes to money and banking, no country has a richer history than Scotland. It was a Scot, David Hume, who in a 1748 essay set out the first coherent theory...
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The currency research of Angus Armstrong and Monique Ebell is quoted here. NIESR have also produced a video looking at the currency options for an independent Scotland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBC0mLFz91o

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Scotland decides; Jewellery insurance heist; Pensions freedom, Money Box - BBC Radio 4

Scotland decides; Jewellery insurance heist; Pensions freedom, Money Box - BBC Radio 4 | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The latest news from the world of personal finance, with Paul Lewis.
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Professor David Bell appeared on this edition of Money Box, looking at the affect any independence vote would have on people's personal finances. He is at the start of the programme. You can read our guide to personal finances and the referendum debate here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/guidetothedebate/personal-finance

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Campaigns in debate clash over NHS

Campaigns in debate clash over NHS | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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Our Institute for Fiscal Studies' teams Future of the UK and Scotland work was cited in the BBC Big Debate. 

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Scotland's NHS is not better off with independence, says IFS

Scotland's NHS is not better off with independence, says IFS | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Thinktank rebuts Salmond's claim that union threatens health service as Gordon Brown hints he might challenge first minister
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Our Institute for Fiscal Studies' observation on the NHS and the referendum debate is the focus of this article. You can read the observation here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/scottish-nhs-%E2%80%93-more-financially-secure-outside-uk

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Borrowing powers key to ‘meaningful’ devolution

Borrowing powers key to ‘meaningful’ devolution | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: Promises to extend devolution to Scotland if it votes No to independence in next week’s referendum will only be “meaningful” if the Treasury is willing to hand over powers to borrow money, a new report has warned.
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The report from Angus Armstrong and Monique Ebell at NIESR is the focus of this report on borrowing powers and devolution.

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Devolution must include borrowing powers, but this is not just about Scotland | The Times

Devolution must include borrowing powers, but this is not just about Scotland | The Times | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The three main political parties are hurriedly putting together a package of greater spending and tax powers but with little, or nothing, on borrowing powers
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Angus Armstrong of NIESR writes for the Times on devolution and the referendum and borrowing powers.

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Public finances expose weakness of Scottish economy - FT.com

Public finances expose weakness of Scottish economy - FT.com | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Nationalists’ ambitions rest on an independent Scotland overturning what they call “a historic gap in economic performance with the UK”. Although full levers to manage Scotland’s economy were not devolved to Holyrood in 1997, the Scottish government
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The Future of the UK and Scotland's teams at The Institute for Fiscal Studies, University of Stirling and National Institute of Economic and Social Research are all quoted in this article. 

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Scotland is gripped by the excitement of choosing its future

Scotland is gripped by the excitement of choosing its future | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Families across Scotland are being divided or united by their stance on the referendum – everyone agrees it is a big deal
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Professor Ailsa Henderson from our Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change is quoted in this article which also features the latest survey that she worked on about voter attitudes to the referendum.

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09/09/2014, Good Morning Scotland - BBC Radio Scotland

09/09/2014, Good Morning Scotland - BBC Radio Scotland | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it

The nation's morning news programme, presented by Gary Robertson and Hayley Millar.

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Professor David Bell from our Stirling University team was interviewed at 02:19:55  by Hayley Millar about the impact on the financial markets of the referendum debate. 

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John Curtice: The economy matters most to voters

John Curtice: The economy matters most to voters | Press coverage - ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
MUCH of the No campaign focuses on the alleged risks of independence.
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John Curtice cites the Scottish Social Attitudes Surveys independence referendum insight in this article for the Scotsman. More here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/search/node/Scottish%20Social%20Attitudes

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