Politics

The “Magnificent Seven” Opportunities for a New Scotland

Following the confirmation that Scotland has voted “No”, but is likely to be granted a wide range of new devolved powers, the Institute of Economic Affairs has outlined seven magnificent economic opportunities for a more independent Scotland.

‘No’ answer still leaves tax questions for a devolved Scotland

Bloomsbury Professional, a leading tax and accounting information group, says that despite Scotland’s decision to stay in the Union, there are still many significant questions on taxation in Scotland that remain unanswered.

UKIP and Hope Not Hate, why can’t we all just get along?

I know that it might sound to some like a utopian policy concoction straight out of the Green Party, but I see no reason for the ongoing battle between UKIP and Hope Not Hate (plus affiliated groups). Why can’t we all just get along?

Scotland rejects independence

Schroders’ European Economist, Azad Zangana, comments on today’s results of the Scottish referendum and the decision from Scotland to stay within the United Kingdom:

‘A Momentous day for UK’ says the CBI

A momentous day for UK – Union best for jobs, growth & raising living standards – CBI Chief John Cridland

Green Party congratulates those involved in the ‘Yes’ campaign for an inspirational fight

Following the defeat of the “Yes” campaign in the Scottish referendum on independence, the Green Party has congratulated all those who were involved in mounting such an inspirational ‘Yes’ campaign.

UN must radically alter strategy in fight against Ebola, says world leading disease management expert

• Global response to Ebola epidemic must capitalize on new technologies to save lives

• Doctors must be able to rapidly identify future spread of Ebola to tackle disease

• The worst-ever outbreak of the deadly virus has killed more than 2,400 people in West Africa, with Liberia the region’s hardest-hit country

Privacy Crisis Engulfs the Office

Office-based businesses are facing an unprecedented privacy crisis with their employees, new research has revealed.

After decades of open plan offices and an unrelenting drive for shared work spaces, the number one complaint from office workers is now a lack of privacy.

Self-employment body welcomes calls to put freelancing at heart of public policy

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, has welcomed a new report calling for freelancing to be put at the heart of public policy.

Scottish Referendum – Betting Made Easy

With the Scottish Independence Referendum breaking all political betting records, bookmaker’s William Hill are celebrating the momentous occasion with a specially designed betting slip.

Labour argue “Vote No” for better jobs in a stronger Scotland

Shipbuilders attack Salmond for refusing to meet them or answer basic questions about why their jobs are a price worth paying for separation.

Despite industry fears, Salmond says independence would be good for Scotch whisky

Scotch whisky is Scotland’s second biggest export, bringing in almost 7 billion US dollars a year. Over 40 bottles per second are shipped from the country each day.