Building An All Of Us First Scotland
The last few months at Common Weal have been incredibly busy. With so much happening, we wanted to give you an overview of some of the things we have been up to. From the big currency debates, through to policy podcasts, speaking at meetings across the country (and Europe) and our diet of trailblazing policy papers - we are taking our operation to the next level.
Submission on the Scottish National Investment Bank
In May 2019, the Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee asked for expert submissions on the ongoing work to establish a Scottish National Investment Bank.
Common Weal, as initiators of the policy, were invited to present our views on the progress being made by the various stakeholders towards the launch of the bank and what our views were on the scope and structure of the bank should be as well as what the missions of the bank should look like.
Robin McAlpine: An investment-led economy offers hope for an independent Scotland
Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine introduces a new policy paper on an investment-led economy, which would offer the security, stability and sufficiency needed to persuade people of change.
The future is often the realisation of the stories we tell ourselves today; tell a confident story and you have more chance of living in a confident future. The report Common Weal has launched today is our confident story about a post-independence Scottish economy.
Publicly-owned and ethical: 'Transformative' Scottish national investment bank moves ahead
“The time for debate has passed,” says Nicola Sturgeon following publication of plan for the new national investment bank
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT will proceed with the establishment of a Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB), which will be operating “in shadow form” by 2019, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
Common Weal congratulate Scottish Government on plans for a Scottish National Investment Bank, but say “devil will be in the detail”
Common Weal has been campaigning for a investment bank for Scotland for 3 years
THE Common Weal has congratulated the Scottish Government on its announcement that it will begin an implementation plan on a Scottish National Investment Bank, but say "the devil is in the detail" as to how effective it will be.
As Scottish economy stands on brink of recession, Common Weal renews call for National Investment Bank
SNP Conference backed a Scottish National Investment Bank in March
COMMON WEAL has renewed calls for the Scottish Government to establish a multi-billion pound Scottish National Investment Bank to kick-start the Scottish economy, in light of dire predictions of Scotland being on the brink of recession.
Where next for #Scotref? 5 things the Tory manifesto says about Scotland #GE2017
CommonSpace looks at what you need to know about the UK Tory manifesto on Scotland
THE TORIES released their manifesto yesterday (Thursday 18 May) in the City of London as a blueprint for a united UK heading towards the exit doors of the European Union.
Scotland dominates UK wind wealth yet Scottish Tories brand wind power "single-minded"
High hopes for Scottish wind on the line as Tories in Holyrood maintain subsidy cut position
AROUND HALF of all the jobs and turnover in onshore wind energy sector across the UK is in Scotland despite Tory cuts, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
The number of workers in Scotland employed directly and indirectly in the low carbon and renewables sector rose to 58,500 in 2015, a rise from 43,500 employed the year before.
According to figures from the ONS the low carbon and renewables sector generated £10.5bn.
'Protect Our Future': 4 steps Scotland can take to ditch the great private finance swindle
Campaign launched for public investment in the public interest
A NEW CAMPAIGN has been launched today (Monday 6 February) to get the Scottish Government to ditch its private finance schemes and replace the private infrastructure body, Scottish Futures Trust (SFT), with a state investment company.