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
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.
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.
‘Count Us In: Quantitative skills for a new generation’ calls for a cultural change across all phases of education and employment, together with a concerted, continuous national effort led by government. The findings and recommendations in ‘Count Us In’ are supported by evidence outlined in ‘State of the Nation’, a complementary report commissioned by the British Academy, from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.