Reform Scotland

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Reform Scotland, established in 2008, is an Edinburgh-based think tank.

Reform Scotland is the successor to the think tank Policy Institute (1999–2008).[1] The think tank is independent and individuals from each of Scotland's four main political parties sitting on its Advisory Board, as well as individuals not associated with a political party.[citation needed]

Reform Scotland is a company limited by guarantee (No SC336414) and a Scottish charity (No SC039624) funded by individuals, charitable trusts, companies and organisations that share its aims.[citation needed]

Reform Scotland made a submission to the Scotland Bill Committee, based upon their pamphlet advocating Devolution Plus. Devolution Plus is a system whereby the Scottish devolution settlement would be amended to see both the Scottish Parliament and Westminster parliament raising sufficient revenue in taxation to fund their own spending. That submission was the basis of the foundation of the Devo Plus group, to promote the idea during the run up to a referendum on Scottish independence.[citation needed]

In 2012 Reform Scotland won ‘one to watch’ at Prospect magazine’s annual think tank awards in London as well as runner up in the economic and financial category.[2]


Key members of staff[edit]

  • Geoff Mawdsley, Director (Scottish Conservative candidate for Stirling in the 2001 General election and was the party's chief political adviser for 8 years).[3]
  • Alison Payne (née Miller), research director (Scottish Conservative candidate for the 2007 City Council election in Edinburgh, former political adviser to Annabel Goldie).[4]

Advisory Board[edit]

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