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Scottish independence referendum - UK Parliament
Scottish independence referendum. A referendum on Scottish independence from the UK took place in September 2014. Find information on the referendum, including a timeline of events, analysis of the potential impact on the UK of Scottish independence, and an overview of proposals for further devolution to Scotland.
https://www.parliament.uk/scotland-independence-referendum-2014/
Scottish independence: constitutional implications of the ...
13-14 Session Lords publication pdf
Scottish Parliament and Government, though important provisions in it have yet to be commenced. 3 Agreement between the United Kingdom Government and the Scottish Government on a referendum on independence for Scotland, October 2012. 4 Scottish Government, Scotland’s Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland, November 2013.
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldselect/ldconst/188/188.pdf
Scottish independence referendum: legal issues - House of ...
Commons library
Download ‘Scottish independence referendum - legal issues’ report (2 MB , PDF) On 18 September 2014 Scotland voted in an independence referendum. It was said at the time that the process was beyond legal doubt. Not only had the Scottish and UK governments agreed to honour the outcome, but both Holyrood and Westminster had temporarily ...
https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-9104/
Chapter 6: Scottish independence and defence: the economic ...
12-13 Session Lords publication
A "Yes" vote in the referendum on Scottish independence would raise many complex issues of defence policy for the rest of the UK. We believe the Government and Ministry of Defence should be assessing the implications, economic as well as strategic, and planning in the event that Scotland becomes independent, and communicating these implications to Scottish voters and to the rest of the UK as ...
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201213/ldselect/ldeconaf/152/15208.htm
Scotland referendum 2014: the impact of independence on ...
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If Scotland votes in favour of independence, there will be a process of negotiation which the Scottish Government hopes to complete in time for the next Scottish parliamentary elections in 2016. As a result, there would be a period of at least 10 months after the UK general election in which Scotland would still be part of the UK. Scottish voters would have interests in the negotiations, as ...
https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/scotland-the-referendum-and-independence/impact-on-the-uk-parliament/
Scotland referendum 2014: the impact of independence on ...
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The choice of currency will be one of the most important decisions which a new Scottish Government would have to take, should Scotland vote for independence. It would obviously have huge implications for the Scottish economy but would also affect the UK. The choice of currency would affect trade between Scotland and the UK.
https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/scotland-the-referendum-and-independence/impact-on-uk-currency/
Referendum on Scottish Independence
10-12 Session Lords publication pdf
hold a referendum on Scottish independence. However, the UK Government are of the clear view that neither the Scottish Government nor the Scottish Parliament possess the legal power to hold such a referendum. The UK Government’s consultation paper reflects and reinforces this view, and the Advocate General for Scotland, the Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC, has since underscored it.5 The ...
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201012/ldselect/ldconst/263/263.pdf
Impact on the UK of Scottish independence - pensions
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Some pension providers have expressed concern that in the event of Scottish independence, having to deal with two regulatory systems would add to the complexity and cost of running pensions. One said: […] if you have separate bodies, such as a separate Scottish regulator, a separate set of rules around state pension age, or even around tax rates, all of these factors affect all businesses ...
https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06914/SN06914.pdf
Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 - House of Commons ...
Commons library
In the Scottish Independence Referendum held on the 18th September 2014, the proposition ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ was rejected by a margin of 10.6 percentage points. The turnout at the referendum was 84.6% including rejected papers (84.5% based on valid votes). This is the highest turnout at a nationwide referendum or parliamentary election in Scotland since the ...
https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/rp14-50/
3 A Scottish defence force - United Kingdom Parliament ...
13-14 Session Commons publication
The Defence Implications of Possible Scottish Independence - Defence Committee Contents: 3 A Scottish defence force . SNP policy . 23. The SNP Foreign, Security and Defence policy update provides a broad outline of its vision of the structure and purpose of the proposed Scottish armed forces: The Scottish armed forces will comprise 15,000 regular and 5,000 reserve personnel, operating under ...
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmdfence/198/19806.htm
Scotland referendum 2014: the impact of independence on ...
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Some pension providers have expressed concern that in the event of Scottish independence, having to deal with two regulatory systems would add to the complexity and cost of running pensions. Pensions framework in the EU. Although the design of pension schemes is largely the responsibility of individual countries, the European Commission's 2012 White Paper - para 2.4 (PDF) highlights an EU ...
https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/scotland-the-referendum-and-independence/pensions/
Scotland referendum 2014: the impact of independence on ...
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Scottish independence would also raise some questions for the UK Government to consider about eligibility for British citizenship for people who have a connection with Scotland, and their descendants. Seven million rail passenger journeys are made between Scotland and the rest of the UK each year, according to figures in the UK Government's Scotland Analysis paper, Borders and Citizenship ...
https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/scotland-the-referendum-and-independence/impact-on-borders-and-citizenship/
Devolution: after the Scottish referendum - UK Parliament
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Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 In the Scottish Independence Referendum held on 18 September 2014, the question 'Should Scotland be an independent country?' was rejected by 55.3% to 44.7%. This briefing presents information on the votes cast and the electorate in each referendum counting area and on opinion polls in the lead-up to the referendum.
https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/scotland-the-referendum-and-independence/devolution-after-the-scottish-referendum/
committees.parliament.uk
A citizen may therefore be registered for a postal vote for a Scottish Parliament election, but need to reapply for a UK election. ... Independence from the government of the day is important because it prevents an incumbent changing laws or practices to suit their political interests. It can also strengthen public trust in the political process. Just as the judiciary should be independent ...
https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/38439/html/
Scottish Independence Referendum - Monday 22 March 2021 ...
22-03-21 Hansard
Scotland can do better. With these harsh figures laid bare, the people of Scotland surely know that too. Twenty-two consecutive polls have shown support for Scottish independence, and today a new poll once again confirms that Scottish independence is now seen as a necessity, rather than a wish, by most Scots.
https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2021-03-22/debates/489A2866-C484-4569-A2C7-E91C9D076685/ScottishIndependenceReferendum
Polling Data on the Scottish Independence Referendum
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Scottish independence running back to 1978 (although figures for the years 1999 to 2007 inclusive are actually taken from the SSA survey).9 However, it should be noted that this data series—displayed in the graph below—has been produced by combining figures from a number of different surveys, each asking slightly different questions in relation to independence and employing varying ...
https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2014-027/LLN-2014-027.pdf
Scottish Devolution: Section 30 Orders - House of Commons ...
Commons library
The most high-profile example was the Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2013, which temporarily devolved authority to legislate for a Scottish independence referendum. This took place on 18 September 2014. Section 30 Orders can be initiated either by the Scottish or UK Governments but require approval by the House of Commons, House of Lords and the Scottish Parliament before ...
https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8738/
Referendums held in the UK - UK Parliament
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Archive: potential impact on the UK of Scottish independence; There have also been local and regional referendums held in the UK which are not included on this list. Electoral Commission. The Electoral Commission is an independent body, accountable directly to the UK Parliament, that regulates elections in the UK, promotes voter awareness and works to build confidence in the electoral process ...
https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/vote-in-general-elections/referendums-held-in-the-uk/
UK Parliament
That this House welcomes the launch of the first Believe in Scotland mass Day of Action to be held on Saturday 18 September 2021 which will fire the starting gun on a major co-ordinated grassroots independence campaign in Scotland that will run until an independence referendum takes place; and further welcomes the determination of Believe in Scotland and over 100 YES groups to take a confident ...
https://commonsbusiness.parliament.uk/document/50127/html
David Torrance Archives - House of Commons Library
Commons library
Scottish independence referendum: legal issues. Thursday, 29 July, 2021. A briefing paper on the legal issues surrounding a Scottish independence referendum. Research Briefing; Devolution ; Elections; Government; House of Commons; Institutions; Parliament; The relationship between church and state in the United Kingdom. Thursday, 29 July, 2021. A briefing paper on the relationship between ...
https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/authors/david-torrance/
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