Tag: EU funding

Brexit and the Future of Local Government in Scotland

Serafin Pazos-Vidal In the process of Brexit, local government in Scotland will have specific concerns over funding, legislation and the division of powers, writes Serafin Pazos-Vidal. He argues that, based on the plans from both the Scottish and UK governments, it seems unlikely that Scottish councils will be given meaningful opportunities to contribute to Brexit …

How Might Brexit Impact Britain’s Universities?

Brad MacKay The scenario under which the UK leaves the EU will have significant consequences for UK higher education, writes Brad MacKay. He argues that, while it may be possible to compensate for student numbers, it would be particularly difficult to maintain staff mobility and funding opportunities under a hard Brexit, and that it is …

EU Reform: The View from Local Government

Serafin Pazos-Vidal Local government in Scotland is greatly affected by the EU, with regulations and targets to implement that involve large compliance costs far outweighing any EU funding, writes Serafin Pazos-Vidal. He argues that the debate on the UK’s EU membership brings an opportunity for important EU reform to involve local government better in EU …