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Policy Papers

Empty Promise?

The Promise is the key driver of the Scottish Government’s policy in relation to family…

Care In Your Community

The creation of a “National Care Service” is designed to make it seem as if…

Response to the Adult Care Review

Common Weal published its Manifesto for a National Care Service on 27 January, the week…

Better Than This

The Scottish Election is upon us, but sometimes it feels like the nation’s political debate…

Struggling To Care

Everyone has inherent potential. Everyone is valuable and resourceful and can make a meaningful contribution…

Our Land

Land is not a possession like other possessions and nor is it an asset like…

A Mosaic of Life

It is widely believed that the barren hillsides that make up so much of Scotland’s…

Work The Land

Rural depopulation is not a problem faced only by Scotland but is a worldwide trend…

A Property Tax For Scotland

Council Tax was introduced in 1993 following the Local Government finance act 1992 as a…

Common Weal’s Manifesto for a National Care Service

This paper is the first in a series of papers being developed by the Common…

Submission to the Review of Adult Social Care

The Common Weal welcomes the Adult Care Review and its wide-ranging remit. We particularly welcome…

Warning Lights: Ten Actions For Covid Elimination

The Common Weal think tank has produced a new report proposing that Scotland moves to a decentralised ‘traffic light’ system for Covid management like many other  countries have. This creates a consistent means of measuring and responding to the risk of Covid outbreaks and enables it to be applied at the most local possible level. […]
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