summary, written by a colleague.
- the difference between the Scottish tax contribution and RCUK spending in Scotland is small compared to savings that will be made in other areas such as defence
- Funding levels per institution are actually similar in Scotland to those in the rest of the UK, it’s just that there are more institutions here
- Because of its relative importance any independent Scottish government would prioritise research
- If rUK rejects a common research area it would lose the benefits of its previous investments, and the Scottish research capacity, which is supported by the Scottish government and the excellence of our universities
- There are significant disadvantages with a No vote, resulting from UK immigration policy and the possibility of exiting the EU