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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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Undecided tycoon brings out booklet on independence FAQs

Undecided tycoon brings out booklet on independence FAQs | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
PHILANTHROPIC tycoon Sir Tom Hunter has published an extensive booklet outlining in detail responses to frequently asked questions about the Independence Referendum.
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Our booklet Scotland's Decision is the focus of this article. Your can download it for free here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/papers/scotlands-decision-16-questions-think-about-referendum-18-september

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Referendum race 'may have got tighter'

Referendum race 'may have got tighter' | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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Our Future of the UK and Scotland colleague Professor John Curtice writes this analysis of the latest referendum opinion polls, with a link to his website www.whatscotlandthinks.org which has polling data, and much more that you can use to generate your own reports.

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26/08/2014, Today - BBC Radio 4

26/08/2014, Today - BBC Radio 4 | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Morning news and current affairs. Includes Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day.
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Angus Armstrong from our NIESR Future of the UK and Scotland team is interviewed on the BBC Leadership debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling. 18 mins in

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How Scotsman pub became St George

How Scotsman pub became St George | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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Our latest Future of England survey undertaken by the Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change  and Cardiff University was cited in this report carried by the BBC Ten O'Clock News on Wednesday 20th August.  

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Independent Scotland's admission to EU is not in serious doubt, says study

Independent Scotland's admission to EU is not in serious doubt, says study | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THE admission of an independent Scotland into the EU
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Stephen Tierney and Katie Boyle, from our Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, have their report on EU membership for any independent Scotland cited in this article. 

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Sunday Politics Scotland, 17/08/2014

Sunday Politics Scotland, 17/08/2014 | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Andrew Neil and Gordon Brewer with the latest political news, interviews and debate.
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Our ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland research coordinator Charlie Jeffery and Institute for Fiscal Studies colleague Paul Johnson are part of this report on local democracy, starts at 14.37.

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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Leading research director warns Scottish independence is a "very real possibility"

Leading research director warns Scottish independence is a "very real possibility" | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Dr Angus Armstrong, director of macroeconmic research at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, says region would suffer
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Our Future of the UK and Scotland colleague Angus Armstrong is quoted in this article ahead of an event he is attending in Newcastle. More details here http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/events/divorcing-nation-what-happens-if-scotland-separates

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Does Scotland's currency clash matter?

Does Scotland's currency clash matter? | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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Our Future of the UK and Scotland colleague Brad MacKay is quoted in this article on the issue of the currency and business. You can read his perspective on business views and the referendum here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/guidetothedebate/economy-competition

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The Guardian view on a parliament for England

The Guardian view on a parliament for England | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Editorial: Events in Scotland will force the English to rethink the way they are governed. It’s time for a national constitutional convention
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The Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change/Cardiff University's latest Future of England Survey is quoted in this Guardian Leader. 

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Scotland ‘won’t lose’ EU rights after Yes vote

Scotland ‘won’t lose’ EU rights after Yes vote | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
AN INDEPENDENT SCOTLAND won’t be cut off from the rights and obligations of EU membership for “any period of time” after a Yes vote, a new report has today found.
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Stephen Tierney and Katie Boyle's Future of the UK and Scotland work on EU membership and an independent Scotland is quoted in this article. You can read more here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/papers/independent-scotland-road-membership-european-union

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Scotland's European Union membership 'not in doubt' claims study

Scotland's European Union membership 'not in doubt' claims study | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
EU 'would open negotiations' according to research from the Economic and Social Research Council.
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Stephen Tierney and Katie Boyle from the Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change are quoted in this article. You can find out more about their findings on EU membership here:http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/papers/independent-scotland-road-membership-european-union

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