Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Scottish Budget under the Smith Proposals

David Bell and David Eiser The Smith Commission proposals seek to increase the powers of the Scottish Parliament and to secure a corresponding increase in the Parliament’s accountability and responsibility for the effects of its decisions and their resulting benefits … Continue reading

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How should the Barnett Formula be adjusted to reflect devolved taxes? A question of allocating risk (wonkish)

David Bell and David Eiser The UK parties have committed to retaining the Barnett Formula to allocate grant to Scotland. The way in which the Barnett Formula is adjusted to reflect devolved taxes will have important implications for the budgetary … Continue reading

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Submission to Smith Commission, 2

Many people have interpreted Gordon Brown’s comments prior to the referendum, as well as the so called “Vow” made in the Daily Record, as some commitment so “Devo Max”. My submission to The Smith Commission on further devolution for Scotland … Continue reading

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Submission to Smith Commission

Our submission to the Smith Commission is available here: Smith submission Final Desire to increase the tax and spending powers of the Scottish Parliament is often driven by an aim to improve the accountability of the parliament to the electorate. The … Continue reading

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