Who Can Hold a Referendum?

Amending the Scotland Act. What About the Claim of Right? and How Do We Leave This Voluntary Union? These are the four topics under discussion in this episode. Yes Glasgow South Side shared their zoom Q+A event with Professor Aileen McHarg, Prof of Public Law at Durham University. We’ve taken selected questions from that event and spliced them together with clips from the Westminster Opposition Day debate on the topic of what next for Scotland’s Future.

A distillation of the analysis presented about the Sturgeon era by Independence Captured over the last year. It argues that whoever wins the day in the SNP leadership contest inherits weak foundations and immediate challenges, in large part thanks to the outgoing administration.


New research by the Resolution Foundation shows workers in the UK are £11,000 worse off a year after fifteen years of stagnation. It comes as the OBR warned that UK households face the biggest fall in living standards since records began, with real household disposable income (income adjusted for inflation) expected to fall by 6% between from this year to the next.

There is a lot said about the transition away from dependency on oil and towards an energy built on renewables. Its often referred – rightly – as a Just Transition. The world needs to make this energy transition. And it needs to be a just transition. Just in terms of helping make the transition without losing jobs and without losing businesses. But also just in terms of wealthier nations helping poorer ones with new technology.

When the Chancellor of the UK Exchequer Jeremy Hunt delivers his budget on Wednesday, he will trumpet whatever sticking plaster measures he and his team come up with – but don’t expect any honesty about the damage that Brexit is doing to the UK economy.

The UK’s growth is stagnant while other countries are pulling ahead. That stagnation will limit the resources available to fund public services.

Today, the UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt unveiled his Spring Budget for 2023. It included numerous measures aimed at returning people to work and weak attempts to tackle the cost of living crisis. This blog will break down the top 5 measures and cover them from a Scottish perspective.

Read more at https://www.businessforscotland.com/5-things-you-need-to-know-from-the-spring-statement-2-minute-read/

Last week Business for Scotland wrote on behalf of our members to each of the candidates for the SNP leadership asking them to answer ten key questions about the economic policy, relations with business, EU membership, and independence.

Read more at https://www.businessforscotland.com/snp-leadership-candidates-respond-to-business-for-scotlands-10-key-questions/

Everything you need to know about Scotland’s economy, its finances, independence and the impact of Brexit on Scotland in an App

Believe in Scotland has put Scotland the Brief in an App to make the content easy to share with friends, family and anyone interested in Scotland’s future. The App also features notifications of new articles, videos and events, a quiz on Scotland’s economy (bet you score less than 4/10!) and it answers frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Believe in Scotland .

A poll conducted by Panelbase for Believe in Scotland of over 2,000 Scottish residents, aged 16+ conducted has shown that 56% of Scottish voters would support Scottish independence if the Scottish Government put a Wellbeing Economic Approach at the heart of its economic plans for an independent Scotland. A plan that recognises that quality of life, equality, fairness, sustainability, happiness, and health are all outcomes that should be given equal weight as it does to traditional measures such as GDP.