Category Archives: Labour Market

London think tank director backs Nicola’s numbers

By Russell Bruce Jonathan Portes, Director of the National Institute of Social and Economic Research (NIESR) has backed First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon’s plans to deal with the UK deficit, growing debt pile and her alternative direction to Osborne’s austerity plans. … Continue reading

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More powers

 BORDERS GROUP  By Russell Bruce The following submission was lodged with The Smith Commission on Friday 31st October It is proposed in this submission to make the connection between powers and responsibility by drawing attention to the Government and Expenditure and … Continue reading

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Scottish economy now performing at pre-recession levels

By Russell Bruce Higher employment levels and record inward investment in Scotland is now bringing growth in the Scottish economy back to levels not seen for 7 years. As the recession finally heads for the dust, confidence is growing again … Continue reading

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