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Plummeting oil price stirs troubled waters

A barrel of Brent crude is worth little more than half what it was six months ago and economists such as Professor Brian Ashcroft are saying that this has ruined the economics of independence.

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The article cites reports for the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Editor's blog: Scottish independence and security

The answer is that national security in the UK and Scotland would have been in jeopardy if Scottish independence had won the day today, according to experts
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The article cites a paper from the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme.

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Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge

Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
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The article cites the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), which receives ESRC funding.

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NHS Scotland: after the referendum

A leaked dossier shows the Scottish NHS is in deep financial trouble. A tax rise will soon be needed to bail it out.

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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Results of Scottish Referendum Pose Challenge for Policymakers, Society

Results of Scottish Referendum Pose Challenge for Policymakers, Society | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
With the majority of the people in Scotland voting for the country to remain in the United Kingdom at the September 18 independence referendum, the results of the vote pose certain challenges for both policymakers and society in the UK, academics from the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Future of the UK and Scotland research teams believe.
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Nationalists’ plan for Scottish welfare state will cost £750m extra per year

Nationalists’ plan for Scottish welfare state will cost £750m extra per year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
SNP plans for a separate Scottish welfare state could cost taxpayers £750million extra in the first year of independence alone.
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Scotland independence vote: Pakistani politician woos Asian ‘No’ vote

The battle for Scotland’s Asian voters has intensified in the final week of campaigning as the “No” campaign has enlisted the support of the Governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, in a move the “Yes” campaign has denounced as “foreign interference”.

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Article discusses research by the Centre on Dynamics and Ethnicity, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Welfare changes

Changes to the welfare state after independence could cost £750 million in the first year alone, pro-UK campaigners have claimed.
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The article, published on 5 September, mentions figures from the impartial Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Subsidising social inequality

Subsidising social inequality | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"We live in an era of profound and increasing inequality, at the heart of which is inequality in education. For any nation truly committed to creating a fairer and more equal society, private schools have no place. If the complete abolition of private schools in Scotland appears unlikely at present, however, the removal of their charitable status is a moral necessity."

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The article cites findings of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.


Article originall published on 6 September 2014.

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