Business, Innovation and Skills Committee - Fourth Report
The Implications of Scottish Independence on Business: Higher Education and Research: and Postal Services

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 5 August 2014.


Terms of Reference

1 Background

2 The impact on business

3 Regulation

4 The impact on Higher Education

5 Postal Services

6 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations


Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and written evidence

Monday 17 June 2013: Iain McMillan, Director, CBI Scotland, Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp, Founder and Facilitator, Business for Scotland, and Jo Armstrong, Independent Economic Researcher, Centre for Public Policy for Regions (CPPR), University of Glasgow; Robin Parker, President, NUS Scotland, Alastair Sim, Director, Universities Scotland and Mary Senior, Scottish Official, University and College Union Scotland; Trisha McAuley, Director for Scotland, Consumer Futures, Robert Hammond, Director of Postal Policy and Regulation, Consumer Futures, John Brown, Scottish Regional Officer, Communications Workers Union, Paul Hook, Head of Policy and Communications, National Federation of Subpostmasters, Jonathan Millidge, Company Secretary, Royal Mail and Mike Granville, Head of Stakeholder Relations, Post Office Limited

Tuesday 18 June 2013: David Watt, Executive Director, Institute of Directors, Scotland and Professor David Bell, Professor of Economics, University of Stirling; James Barbour, Director, Technical Policy, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

Wednesday 5 February 2014: Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Written evidence

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