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BBC Radio Scotland - The Investigation, 30/03/2014

BBC Radio Scotland - The Investigation, 30/03/2014 | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
More children are eligible for expanded childcare. Has provision been sufficient?
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Craig McAngus from our Stirling University team looking at issues of equality is interviewed in this programme on childcare.

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ESRC's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:22 AM
Craig McAngus from Stirling University who is part of The Future of the UK and Scotland team funded by the ESRC, looks at the issues of equality in this programme on childcare. 
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Northeast England worried about Scottish devolution issue - FT.com

Northeast England worried about Scottish devolution issue - FT.com | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The economic threat to the north of England from an increasingly powerful Scotland will increase whatever the outcome of September’s independence referendum, two leading economists warned on Thursday. A “no” vote to independence will not mean the
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Our fellows David Bell and Angus Armstrong quoted here from their presentations at an IPPR North events.

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Upbeat conference lifts Scottish Labour - FT.com

Upbeat conference lifts Scottish Labour - FT.com | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Scotland’s battered Labour party closed its most successful conference in years with a platform aimed at winning back supporters wooed away by the Scottish nationalists. Labour leaders hope the party’s pledge to devolve greater tax and welfare
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ESRC Fellow John Curtice comments on the recent Labour party conference.

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How to unravel the arcane mysteries of independence referendum polls

How to unravel the        arcane mysteries of independence referendum polls | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
LAST week, the SNP's Westminster leader Angus Robertson tried to lift the Yes side's spirits by claiming 40% of voters have yet to make up their minds on independence.
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An injection of love sounds both painful and sinister

An injection of love sounds both painful and sinister | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
How do they love thee?
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Prof John Curtice from our What Scotland Thinks team quoted in this article. Here's the blog cited http://blog.whatscotlandthinks.org/2014/03/panelbase-now-also-show-yes-vote-up/

 

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Scottish Financial Firms Warily Draw Up Referendum Plans - MoneyBeat - WSJ

Scottish Financial Firms Warily Draw Up Referendum Plans - MoneyBeat - WSJ | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Scotland's financial services firms are drawing up their plans ahead of a referendum on Scottish independence in just six months’ time.
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Professor Brad MacKay's research on businesses' plans and the referendum featured in the Wall Street Journal.

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David Bell: Explaining Barnett crucial for Labour

David Bell: Explaining Barnett crucial for Labour | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THE Scottish Labour Party has proposed further powers for the Scottish Parliament. They are not as radical as might have been expected, but the argument is that rights that are enshrined at UK level – such as free health and education – should be paid for from UK tax resources.
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David Bell, ESRC Future of UK and Scotland Fellow writes for The Scotsman on proposed further powers for the Scottish Parliament.

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Businesses get ready to leave in event of independence vote | The Times

The study revealed that 54 companies thought the risks associated with Scottish independence outweighed its opportunites
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The Times' take on Brad MacKay's work on business planning and the independence referendum.

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Business leaders 'concerned about uncertainty over referendum'

Business leaders 'concerned about uncertainty over referendum' | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
UNCERTAINTY about Scottish independence poses a
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The Herald's coverage of Professor Brad MacKay's ESRC research.

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Scottish businesses say risks of independence outweigh benefits - FT.com

Scottish businesses say risks of independence outweigh benefits - FT.com | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The vast majority of leading Scottish businesses think the risks of independence outweigh the benefits, a study based on interviews with leaders of 60 large and medium-sized companies suggests. The study by Brad Mackay, a professor at the University
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Professor Brad MacKay's ESRC work for the Future of the UK and Scotland is cited here.

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Catholics are most pro-Yes religious group, claims academic

SCOTS of an Irish-Catholic background are the most likely religious grouping to vote for independence in this year's referendum, according to an eminent academic.
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John Curtice, ESRC Future of UK and Scotland Fellow comments on Tom Devine's point illustrating how voting habits among Scottish Catholics had changed.

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Scottish deficit adds to independence fiscal concerns - FT.com

Scottish deficit adds to independence fiscal concerns - FT.com | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Plunging North Sea oil and gas revenues gave Scotland a larger government deficit relative to the size of its economy than the UK last year, according to official data that raise questions about how Edinburgh could fund spending after independence.
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies' David Phillips is quoted in this article. 

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Would independence make Scotland's welfare fairer?

Would independence make Scotland's welfare fairer? | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Nicola McEwen: Plans to scrap the bedroom tax and roll back other welfare reforms are all very well but a future Scottish government will be constrained by finances
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North East economic policy has to be revamped says Dr Angus Armstrong

North East economic policy has to be revamped says Dr Angus Armstrong | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Dr Angus Armstrong has spoken about how the North East needs to revamp its regional economic policy in the wake of the Scottish independence vote
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Our Fellows Angus Armstrong and David Bell's contributions to IPPR North event reported in the Journal.

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Want to figure out the referendum? Ask a teacher - News - TES

Want to figure out the referendum? Ask a teacher - News - TES | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Students rely on classroom discussion to gain information
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Two of our team quoted here: Professor Sheila Riddell and Jan Eichhorn. 

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Inside Track: Both Yes and No camps in the race for poll position

Inside Track: Both Yes and No camps in the race for poll position | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
ALISTAIR Darling, the head of the pro-UK campaign, was the guest speaker at a lunch organised by the Scottish Parliamentary Journalists' Association yesterday.
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John Curtice: No’s doom and gloom misses target

John Curtice: No’s doom and gloom misses target | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
THE No side is beginning to look like a campaign in trouble. In recent weeks, it has seized on many a company’s reservations about independence together with the latest figures on Scotland’s finances to warn us that leaving the UK would be bad for the nation’s economy.
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Labour's proposals for Scotland after the referendum betray divisions within the party

Labour's proposals for Scotland after the referendum betray divisions within the party | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
The publication of the Labour Party’s Devolution Commission leaves the Conservatives as the only significant pro-union party yet to declare what further devolution it would consider in the event of a no…
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The original of this article by our research co-ordinator Charlie Jeffery is on our website: http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/devolution-commission-reflections-comparisons-and-contrasts

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Labour vision 'difficult to sell'

Labour vision 'difficult to sell' | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it

Labour's offer to devolve "modest" additional powers to Scotland could end up being eclipsed by the traditionally devo-sceptic Conservatives, according to academics.


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BBC Radio 5 live - 5 live Breakfast, 18/03/2014

BBC Radio 5 live - 5 live Breakfast, 18/03/2014 | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden with news and sport from the UK and around the world.
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Dr Jan Eichhorn from our AQMeN team is researching young people's voting intentions. He was interviewed at 38 mins into 5 Live Breakfast. He also appeared on the BBC News Channel later in the day, around 35 mins in from 12 pm.  

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Dr Jan Eichhorn from our AQMeN team is researching young people's voting intentions. He was interviewed at 38 mins into 5 Live Breakfast. He also appeared on the BBC News Channel later in the day, around 35 mins in from 12 pm. 

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BBC Radio Scotland - Good Morning Scotland, 18/03/2014

BBC Radio Scotland - Good Morning Scotland, 18/03/2014 | 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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The BBC's Douglas Fraser reported on Professor Brad MacKay's Future of the UK and Scotland work, and Brad features in his report. It's at 01:09:20

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Six-month countdown to independence referendum begins as business registers concerns - Telegraph

Six-month countdown to independence referendum begins as business registers concerns - Telegraph | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Research by the University of Edinburgh finds nine out of ten firms see more risks than opportunities from Scottish independence.
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Professor Brad MacKay's business research for the Future of the UK and Scotland reported on here.

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Firms 'seeing risks' on independence

Firms 'seeing risks' on independence | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
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ESRC Fellow Brad MacKay's findings on business planning and the independence referendum are the basis for this report.

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ESRC's curator insight, March 19, 2014 1:34 PM

ESRC Fellow Brad MacKay's findings on business planning and the independence referendum are the basis for this report.

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Billionaire investor Soros says Scotland cannot keep pound under independence

Billionaire investor George Soros has warned Scotland could not keep the pound if it became independent.
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Monique Ebell from the NIESR gave evidence at the Scottish Parliament's Economy Committee. She's quoted here. 

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Scotland's deficit of £12bn damages Alex Salmond's case for independence

Scotland's deficit of £12bn damages Alex Salmond's case for independence | Press coverage - Centre on Constitutional Change | Scoop.it
Fall in North Sea oil revenues cut Scotland's revenues by £4.5bn from the previous year
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies's work is quoted here. You can read their full observation on Scotland's fiscal deficit here:  http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/scotlands-fiscal-position-worsened-2012%E2%80%9313-north-sea-revenues-fell

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