The British Academy has responded to the Scotland Office consultation on facilitating a legal, fair and decisive referendum on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom.
12 March 2012
This response examines the four legislative proposals made by Ministry of Justice and Department for Education and concludes that none will have an effect on the larger number of non-resident parents who lose contact with their children without litigation occurring. However, the first three proposed clauses could cause harm to some children.
30 August 2012
Postgraduate study is under threat from a number of quarters, ranging from: increased levels of undergraduate debt; rising postgraduate tuition fees; the shortage of postgraduate funding opportunities; and current immigration policy. The statement makes a number of recommendations aimed at addressing these threats and urges the government to develop an holistic approach that recognises the value of postgraduate study in the UK.
The British Academy submitted written evidence to a Political and Constitutional Reform Committee inquiry on The Future of Devolution after the Referendum. The submission presents recommendations to the question posed by the Committee, regarding the future and nature of devolution in the UK in the aftermath of the Scottish Referendum on independence.