At present, the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland get most of their money in the form of a block grant from the UK Treasury.
“Flaw” in Barnett formula protects Scotland and Northern Ireland from hundreds of millions of cuts
A new report published today by the IFS looks at how the Barnett formula interacts with business rates and the lessons that can be learned for further tax devolution.Read More
Scottish Fiscal and Economic Studies (ScotFES) - Submissions to Smith Commission
Two submissions from our team looking at the economic consequences of constitutional change.Read More
Young voters and the referendum – a legacy
Jan Eichhorn on engaging young people with politics: Trusting schools and enfranchising 16-year olds.Read More
Developing and Delivering Prevention in Post-referendum Scotland
This Centre on Constitutional Change event explores the challenges involved in defining, designing, delivering and evaluating prevention in Scotland.Read More
19th November 2014
The Scottish Labour Party has been in freefall following the Scottish referendum in September and the resignation of its leader, Johann Lamont. Eric Shaw explains how the social and institutional supports underpinning Labour rule have steadily unravelled over the last several decades.
18th November 2014
Eve Hepburn evaluates the substate nationalist movements throughout Europe.
13th November 2014
Thomas Lundberg looks at the aftermath of Scotland’s independence referendum and how it resembles an upside down political situation.
11th November 2014
In a blog originally published by The Conversation, Malcolm Harvey assesses the timetable put forth by the Smith Commission.
10th November 2014
Dani Cetrà discusses yesterday's vote and how the Catalan demand will not fade away anytime soon.