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Policy Papers

Council Tax Multipliers Consultation

Common Weal is disappointed that the Scottish Government has once again decided to tackle the…

Proposed Commissioner for Older People Consultation

We welcome the opportunity to provide views on the proposal for an Older People’s Commissioner…

PROPOSED LAND OWNERSHIP AND PUBLIC INTEREST (SCOTLAND) BILL

Common Weal is proud to be one of Scotland’s lead campaigners on land reform and…

Re-Booting The National Energy Company for Scotland With Geothermal Energy

In an uncertain global environment, Scotland more than ever needs accelerated action on the energy…

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…
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