Economy and finance

Economy and finance, including economic policy, currency and taxation.

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Academic research

Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the British Academy (BA)

Centre for Public Policy for Regions (CPPR)

Democratic Audit UK and British Politics and Policy at LSE  LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde, Sir William Duncan Building, 130 Rottenrow, Glasgow, G4 0GE

The future of the UK and Scotland, University of Edinburgh, St John's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE

Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum

University of Glasgow Policy Scotland

Women in Scotland’s Economy (WiSE)

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Business organisations

CBI Scotland

Federation of Small Businesses, 74 Berkeley St, Glasgow, G3 7DS

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

Law Society of Scotland, 26 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 7YR

Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI)

Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE)

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Constitutional campaigning bodies

Better Together, 5 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4AD

Scotland September 18

Yes Scotland

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Opinion polls

Survation, 5-25 Scrutton Street, London, EC1V 3JL


What Scotland Thinks (ScotCen)

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Political parties

Scottish Conservatives’ Commission on the Future Governance of Scotland (Strathclyde Commission), 67 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6JG

Scottish Labour Party Devolution Commission

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Scottish Government

Scottish Government St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG

Scottish Government Expert Commission on Energy Regulation

Scottish Government Independent Expert Commission on Oil and Gas, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU

Independent Expert Scientific Panel on Unconventional Oil & Gas,The Scottish Government, St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG

Scottish Government Fiscal Commission Working Group

Scotland’s Referendum


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Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee

Scottish Parliament Finance Committee

Scottish Parliament

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Think tanks

Adam Smith Insitute, 23 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3DJ

Common Weal: vision for a better Scotland

David Hume Institute

International Longevity Centre

Jimmy Reid Foundation

N-56 112 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4LH

National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

Reform Scotland 9 North St David Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1AW

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Third sector

Carnegie UK Trust

Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE

Oxfam Scotland

Scotland September 18, The Hunter Foundation, Marathon House, Olympic Business Park, Drybridge Road, Dundonald, KA2 9AE

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Trade unions

Scottish Trades Union Congress


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UK Government

Department of Energy and Climate Change

HM Government

HM Treasury

Scotland Office, 1 Melville Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7HW

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UK Parliament

All-Party Parliamentary Taxation Group

House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee

    House of Commons Library, London SW1 0AA

    United Kingdom Parliament

    Scottish Affairs Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London, SW1P 3J

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    UK Public Body

    Bank of England

    National Audit Office


    Further information

    This Referendum Hub is intended to be useful to those seeking information on the Referendum on Independence for Scotland, and on the debate around the Referendum.   Material has been selected by impartial researchers within the Scottish Parliament Information Centre, who have made every effort to ensure both sides of the debate are fairly represented.
    It should be noted, however, that the Referendum Hub is not an exhaustive source of information on the Referendum.  It does not, for example, contain links to mainstream media, blogs, twitter feeds or other social networking sites. Nor should inclusion on the Hub of any paper, briefing or website produced by any organisation or individual be taken to imply approval or endorsement by the Parliament of the content of any such document or website.

    Broad criteria

    • Research and position papers produced by or on behalf of Research Councils and professional bodies such as business organisations, academic institutions, trades unions and established think tanks
    • Briefings and policy papers produced by or on behalf of the UK and devolved governments and legislatures
    • Reports and findings produced by established public opinion polling companies
    • Papers produced by the main referendum campaigning groups and umbrella bodies.

    Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP



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