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Referendum 2014
The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Charities face break-up after Yes vote, claims MSP

Charities face break-up after Yes vote, claims MSP | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Scottish independence: Charities that operate across the UK could face being broken up in an independent Scotland, a senior Labour MSP has claimed.
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So, not a single charity willing to back up Richard Baker's attempt at scaremongering on behalf of Project Fear. But somehow his wild and irresponsible assertion still gets to be the headline.

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SCVO criticises regulator's 'unhelpful' guidance on independence referendum

SCVO criticises regulator's 'unhelpful' guidance on independence referendum | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
The umbrella body says the OSCR's draft guidance goes beyond its statutory remit and it's not clear if charities can campaign for a particular outcome

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator's draft guidance for charities on the independence referendum is unhelpful and goes beyond its statutory remit, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has said.

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Lallands Peat Worrier: What? What? What?

Lallands Peat Worrier: What? What? What? | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

 How many ministers would serve in a "separate" Scottish cabinet? What would they be paid? How much would a first class stamp cost after independence? Those are just a few of the choicer examples of questions which Better Together thinks that independence supporters must answer, and our first topic on this week's edition of the For A' That podcast.  Joining Michael and I on episode number twenty-four, were Doug Daniel, old podcast hand Natalie McGarry, and Ruairidh Waddell. 

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Scottish independence: Charity fears over debate

Scotland’s third sector leaders fear they could be “forbidden” from taking a stand in the independence debate after new limits to their involvement were issued by the country’s charity watchdog.
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Scottish independence: Charities’ lobbying bill fears

Scottish independence: Charities’ lobbying bill fears | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH charities fear proposed laws planned to crack down on lobbying could stop them speaking out on key issues during the independence referendum debate.
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The sole purpose of this story appears to be an excuse to use the word "fear" alongside "Scottish Independence".

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Jim Arnott's curator insight, August 24, 2013 2:41 AM

The usual Scotsman propaganda. Why folks continue to buy this paper is beyond me.

 

Vote Yes in the 2014 Referendum on independence for Scotland.

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Charities have right to voice an opinion

The Scottish voluntary sector is made up of 45,000 organisations, of which half are registered charities.

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Report on independence by the Institute for Fundraising

Report on independence by the Institute for Fundraising | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Yes Scotland welcomes the report on independence by the Institute for Fundraising (IFF) and the encouragement it will provide for more research into how we can maximise the opportunities that independence offers for our charities.

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Scottish independence: Charities fear ‘toxic’ independence debate

Scottish independence: Charities fear ‘toxic’ independence debate | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
CHARITY leaders are fearful of raising crucial questions about independence because the “toxic” debate in Scotland is likely to see them caught in the crossfire between the warring “yes” and “no” camps, a major ­report to be published today will...
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