Business, including taxation, regulation and pensions.

Business documents.  Picture: © provodnik / iStockphoto

Academic research

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

ESRC Centre for Population Change

Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

Migration Observatory

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

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

University of Glasgow Policy Scotland

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Business organisations

CBI Scotland

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

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

Institute of Directors Scotland

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS)

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

National Association of Pension Funds                                  

Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE)

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Constitutional campaigning bodies

Better Together

Devo Plus Group

Yes Scotland

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Opinion polls

Ipsos MORI



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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

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Scottish Government

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

Commission for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce, The Scottish Government, St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG

Expert Commission on Energy Regulation, The Scottish Government, St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG

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

Scotland’s Referendum

Scottish Government Working Together Review Group, St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG

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Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee

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Think tanks

David Hume Institute

International Longevity Centre

National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

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


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Third sector

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 for Work and Pensions

HM Government

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)                                       

HM Treasury,  1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ

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

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UK Parliament

House of Commons Library London SW1 0AA

House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee14 Tothill Street, House of Commons, London, SW1H 9NB

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

United Kingdom Parliament

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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