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Ready To Fail

The co-design process for the NCS, launched after the NCS bill was published, has not…

The Land And Buildings Transaction Tax: Proposed Relief For Green Freeports

Common Weal entirely opposes the creation of Freeports in Scotland and we entirely oppose the…

Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan Consultation

Now four years since the Scottish Government’s declaration of a “climate emergency” and with as…

Ending the Sale of Peat in Scotland

While Scotland has a great deal of traditional and cultural linkages to the cutting of…

Freedom of Information Reform (Scotland) Bill Consultation

Common Weal has championed freedom of information and government transparency since our inception. It is…

Access to Information Rights In Scotland: Consultation

Common Weal has campaigned for greater levels of government scrutiny and transparency since our inception…

From Welfare to Charity?

An unintended consequence of devolution in Scotland has been an erosion of local democracy as…

Giving Substance to the Wellbeing Economy

Note from the authors As a group of backbench SNP parliamentarians we recently indicated our…

Scotland Against PPP

This joint paper with Jubilee Scotland draws on recent and new research on tax haven…

ScotWind: One Year On

In January 2022 Scotland announced the results of the first auction in a decade of…

Wildlife Management In Scotland Consultation

Scotland’s long road to land reform must begin to make traction if the country is…

“National Conversation” to Inform A New Dementia Strategy

Common Weal’s Care Reform Group are making this submission to the National Conversation on a…
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