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05/08/2014, John Beattie - BBC Radio Scotland

05/08/2014, John Beattie - BBC Radio Scotland | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
News, comment and discussion on the top stories of the day with John Beattie.
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ESRC Fellow David Bell was the impartial commentator in the first hour of the programme talking about the referendum leadership debate. He referenced his work on disposable income and inequality that are part of his Future of the UK and Scotland work. 

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Tom Hunter publishes Scottish independence info

Tom Hunter publishes Scottish independence info | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
With just weeks to go until Scotland’s historic independence referendum, new leaflets and information booklets are being made available to help voters north of the border make up their minds.
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Our ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland teams' new e-book 'Scotland's Decision' is the focus of this article. It is backed by the Hunter Foundation and the David Hume Institute. You can download the book here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/papers/scotlands-decision-16-questions-think-about-referendum-18-september

 

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Alienating voters with repetitive arguments would be tragedy - Hunter

Alienating voters with repetitive arguments would be tragedy - Hunter | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
TYCOON Sir Tom Hunter has warned it would be
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Our new e-book: Scotland's Decision: 16 Questions to think about for the referendum on 18 September features in this article. You can find out more here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/scotlands-decision-16-questions-released

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Scots ‘better off than neighbours’, research shows

Scots ‘better off than neighbours’, research shows | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
SCOTS have more cash in their pockets than many citizens of the Scandinavian countries whose living standards the SNP wants to emulate, research has found.
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Professor David Bell's ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland research on disposable income is the basis of this article. More here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/news/scots-purchasing-power-better-most

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Battle for Scotland is ‘still too close to call’

Battle for Scotland is ‘still too close to call’ | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THE campaign to save the United Kingdom from the threat of independence yesterday received a timely warning from a leading academic.
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 Arkadiusz Wisniowski's  Future of the UK and Scotland work for the ESRC Centre for Population Change is cited here. 

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ESRC's curator insight, August 1, 2014 5:25 AM

 Arkadiusz Wisniowski's  Future of the UK and Scotland work for the ESRC Centre for Population Change is cited. 

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Scotland’s Yes campaign gaining among undecided voters - FT.com

Scotland’s Yes campaign gaining among undecided voters - FT.com | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Undecided voters in Scotland are shifting towards backing independence, but not in enough numbers to secure victory on September 18, according to British Election Study data that tracks individual voting intentions. Trailing in all opinion polls,
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The British Election Study's Future of the UK and Scotland research on undecided voters features in this FT article.

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Independence: More ‘don’t knows’ veer towards Yes

Independence: More ‘don’t knows’ veer towards Yes | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
UNDECIDED voters are more likely to come down on the side of independence in the referendum – but not in enough numbers to secure victory for the Yes camp.
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The British Election Study team's latest Future of the UK and Scotland work is featured here. You can read more at:http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/news/undecided-moving-towards-%E2%80%98yes%E2%80%99-not-enough-win-referendum-vote

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UNDECIDED 'MORE LIKELY TO VOTE YES'

UNDECIDED 'MORE LIKELY TO VOTE YES' | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Undecided voters are more likely to back independence, but not in high enough numbers to win a Yes vote in the referendum, according to new research. The Bri...
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The British Election Study team's research quoted here as part of their ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland work can be found here:http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/news/undecided-moving-towards-%E2%80%98yes%E2%80%99-not-enough-win-referendum-vote

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Yes vote 'will improve childcare'

Yes vote 'will improve childcare' | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Yes vote 'will improve childcare'
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The blog by Craig McAngus from our Future of the UK and Scotland team at the University of Stirling features in this report. You can read the blog here:http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/what-constitutional-scenario-do-scots-think-best-gender-equality-and-childcare-provision

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Article cites research and findings from the ESRC's Future of UK and Scotland project.

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Scotland 2014, 24/07/2014

Scotland 2014, 24/07/2014 | 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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ESRC Fellow David Bell features in the report on bookmakers' odds and the referendum. The report starts around 16 minutes 25 seconds. You can read more on Professor Bell's Future of the UK and Scotland work on the subject here http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/news/recent-betting-trends-suggest-chance-%E2%80%98no%E2%80%99-outcome-has-increased

 

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Independence: Juncker ‘sympathetic’ to Scots EU bid

Independence: Juncker ‘sympathetic’ to Scots EU bid | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: New European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker is “sympathetic” to an independent Scotland joining the EU due to his experience as a politician from a small member state, it emerged last night.
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ESRC Fellow Michael Keating, director of our Scottish Centre on Consitutional Change is quoted in this article on the EU and any independent Scotland. 

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Yes or No – Scotland looks set for significant fiscal change - FT.com

Yes or No – Scotland looks set for significant fiscal change - FT.com | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Britain has become so transfixed by the idea that Scotland could become an ­independent country that it has paid relatively little attention to what might happen if it does not. But if Scotland votes No in September’s referendum – as the polls
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Professor David Bell of our ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland team at  the University of Stirling is quoted in this article on taxation whatever the outcome of the independence referendum.

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Row as Juncker bars any new EU members for 5 years

Row as Juncker bars any new EU members for 5 years | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: New European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker last night banned any new countries from joining in the next five years.
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Professor Michael Keating for our ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change is quoted in this article on the continuing EU/independent Scotland debate. You can find more of Professor Keating's work here http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/about/people/michael-keating

 

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Salmond needs TV win as he gets ready to rumble in Glasgow - FT.com

Salmond needs TV win as he gets ready to rumble in Glasgow - FT.com | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The Commonwealth Games are over but the big contest of Scotland’s independence referendum is still to come. As athletes move on from Glasgow, attention turns to the biggest one-on-one contest so far in the run-up to the September vote: Tuesday’s
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Future of the UK and Scotland research co-ordinator Charlie Jeffery is quoted in this article ahead of the referendum leadership debate.

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‘Vote Yes and pay more for pensions’ | The Sunday Times

‘Vote Yes and pay more for pensions’ | The Sunday Times | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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The Future of the UK and Scotland teams' new book Scotland's Decision features in this article in the Sunday Times, focusing on the work of Professor David Bell.

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Spending power is among UK’s highest | The Times

The disposable income of Scots stretches further than their counterparts in many other parts of the UK, according to an analysis by a leading economist
Centre on Constitutional Change's insight:

Professor David Bell's research on Scots' spending power and the independence debate is reported in the Times. More details on this work as part of the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland are here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/news/scots-purchasing-power-better-most

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Scots 'wealthier than Scandinavia thanks to UK's low prices' - Telegraph

Scots 'wealthier than Scandinavia thanks to UK's low prices' - Telegraph | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Professor David Bell publishes research showing Scots have more disposable income than their peers in almost all other small European countries.
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Professor David Bell's new  ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland research on Scottish people's disposable income and how it compares to Scandinavians features in this article. More information here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/news/scots-purchasing-power-better-most

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Scottish independence vote is too close to call

Scottish independence vote is too close to call | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it

Despite polling pointing towards a victory for the No campaign in Scotland, our forecasting model suggests that the result is still too close to call.


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Study: undecided voters more likely to back indy...but not by enough for Yes

Undecided voters are more likely to back independence, but not in high enough numbers to win a Yes vote in the referendum, according to new research.
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Our British Election Study team's research into indyref voters is cited here.

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Boost for Scottish independence as undecided voters switch to yes camp

Boost for Scottish independence as undecided voters switch to yes camp | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
A quarter of voters who were undeclared in March have since said they will be voting yes, survey finds
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The British Election Study's latest Future of the UK and Scotland work features in this article. 

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ESRC's curator insight, July 30, 2014 5:36 AM

Article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Darling's warning on cost of border

Darling's  warning on cost  of border | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
INDEPENDENCE could shrink Scotland's economy by up to £8 billion a year, or 5.5% of GDP, by creating a new trade border with England, the chairman of Better Together claimed yesterday.
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The work of David Comerford, based at our University of Stirling Future of the UK and Scotland team, is cited here. You can read his full explanation of border costs and their effect on an independent Scotland's economy here  http://futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/border-effect-trade-between-independent-scotland-and-uk

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Who will clear the Corporate Tax hurdle?

Who will clear the Corporate Tax hurdle? | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it

Independent Scotland intends to offer a low corporation tax rate – but will this prove to be a good or a bad thing?


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ESRC's curator insight, July 28, 2014 4:27 AM

This article quotes the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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INSIDE TRACK: Broadening horizons to learn about arc of prosperity

INSIDE TRACK: Broadening horizons to learn about arc of prosperity | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THE SNP have just been given their annual kicking for ministers' international travel expenses.
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The book by Michael Keating and Malcolm Harvey from our ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change gets a mention in this article for informing the debate on Scotland's future. You can find out more about it here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/nordic-aspirations

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The Montreal effect

The Montreal effect | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
When Sun Life opened its headquarters in the heart of downtown Montreal, there was no bigger building in the British Empire.
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Brad MacKay, our Future of the UK and Scotland ESRC Fellow looking at business attitudes to the referendum is quoted in this article. You can find more of Brad's work here: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/search/node/brad%20mackay

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16/07/2014, Wake Up to Money - BBC Radio 5 live

16/07/2014, Wake Up to Money - BBC Radio 5 live | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
News and insight from the business world with Mickey Clark and Adam Parsons.
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Professor David Bell of our University of Stirling Future of the UK and Scotland team is interviewed on Wake up to Money about the financial sector and the independence referendum. 

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