Social welfare

Social welfare, including benefits.

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Academic research

Democratic Audit UK and British Politics and Policy at LSE LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE [nb same address applies for both organisations]

The Economics of Constitutional Change

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

Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

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

Scottish Centre for Employment Research University of Strathclyde, Department of Human Resource Management, Graham Hills Building, 50 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XU and the ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge & Organisational Performance University of Oxford, Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PY

Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum

Women in Scotland’s Economy (WiSE)

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Business organisations

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

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

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Constitutional campaigning bodies

Better Together

Devo Plus Group

Yes Scotland 

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Opinion polls

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, 290 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4RE

Scottish Labour Party Devolution Commission


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Scottish Government

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

Scottish Government Expert Working Group on Welfare and Constitutional Reform, St. Andrew's House, Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG

Scotland’s Referendum

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Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee

Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee

Scottish Parliament

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Think tanks

Common Weal: vision for a better Scotland

International Longevity Centre

IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research)

The Scotland Institute

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Third sector

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Homestead, 40 Water End, York, YO30 6WP

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      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 for Work and Pensions

      HM Government

      Scotland Office 1 Melville Crescent Edinburgh, EH3 7HW

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      UK Parliament

      United Kingdom Parliament

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

      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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