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Respect our culture! Can the arts help craft a modern economy?
Total annual funding for the arts in Northern Ireland is the same as the cost of policing Twaddell Avenue. Scope asks whether we should treat it as an investment in creativity and afford the sector more respect.
Money Mili-bank: who will pay for a skills revolution?
If Ed Miliband becomes PM he wants to overhaul our skills base to drive future prosperity - but training budgets are being slashed, so how will this be possible? Scope examines the issue.
No taxation without representation: Labour should stand
Scope editor Nick Garbutt on why Labour should stand in Northern Ireland.
Ivan Lewis on the Stormont House Agreement
Is the Stormont House Agreement a Tory austerity project or a breakthrough for Northern Ireland? Scope asks Shadow Secretary of State Ivan Lewis.
Off The Record - should minor youth offences be a life sentence?
NIACRO is campaigning for a change in law to allow minor offences committed as a youth to be removed from people's records in order to help them find work. Scope examines the proposal.
The scandal of sending fine defaulters to jail
At a time when public services are on their knees and when mass redundancies are planned for public sector workers, how can the Department of Justice justify spending around £24 million a year jailing people for failing to pay fines?
Why we should train politicians
Is it a scandal that Atlantic Philanthropies are paying for the training of our MLAs? Scope examines the issue.
What does the Stormont House Agreement say for the sector?
The Stormont House Agreement – what does it mean for the community and voluntary sector?
Defensive Planning - how the military shaped Belfast
Exclusive: Scope has unearthed new evidence about secret security force oversight over planning decisions during the Troubles and the lasting division this has caused.
Analysis: healthcare's potentially fatal paradox
Local health and social care reform is based on moving provision closer to home - but are cuts to both emergency and domiciliary care causing a spiralling crisis?
Charity Commission verdict on sector
Charity Commission Chief Executive Frances McCandless talks to Scope about CEO pay, governance and registration.
Oral histories and dealing with the past
Dealing with the past is our toughest local issue. The Stormont House Agreement included a commitment to using oral histories to conserve and promote the experiences of local people - here UU's Dr Adrian Grant explores their potential.
Corporation Tax: change nothing and nothing changes
In our second article on corporation tax - this time analysing the case for lowering rates - Scope asks whether its advocates are keeping a sane head in difficult times
Who Plans Belfast?
Our revelations about the 1971 secret report into peacelines finally vindicates Scope, which was derided by the NIO when we published Derek Alcorn’s piece in 1982. The orginal article is reproduced below.