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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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ESRC's curator insight, September 23, 2014 4:48 AM

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 - 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 - 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 - 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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Smith package "incoherent and unsustainable" warn academics

Smith package "incoherent and unsustainable" warn academics | Press coverage - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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ESRC's curator insight, November 17, 2014 5:59 AM

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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