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Pensions and the indyref debate

Pensioners at the seaside

The issue of pensions has consistently registered as one of the key issues in the independence debate - we look at some of the key points.

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08.06.2015

23:28

MPs debate Scotland powers

MPs are considering plans to devolve more powers to Scotland as the House of Commons debates the second reading of the Scotland Bill.

15.09.2014

12:59

Pensioners urged to back 'Yes' vote

Nicola Sturgeon urges pensioners to vote for independence, during the last week of campaigning before Thursday's vote.

11.09.2014

20:58

Campaigns in debate clash over NHS

Supporters and opponents of independence argued over the best way to protect the NHS during the BBC's Big, Big Debate in Glasgow.

08.09.2014

00:52

What about Scotland's benefits system?

The BBC's Martin Currie focuses on the issue of the benefits system in Scotland, and what might happen to it in the cases of a "Yes" or a "No" vote.

02.09.2014

01:07

What about Scotland's pensioners?

The BBC's Colletta Smith focuses on the issue of pensions, and what might happen to them in the cases of a "Yes" or a "No" vote.

30.08.2014

13:17

Campaigns focus on jobs and families

Alex Salmond talks of a "jobs gap" in Better Together's campaign while those backing the Union say independence would "cost families dear".

27.08.2014

17:15

Brown and Darling in referendum call

Gordon Brown appears alongside his former chancellor Alistair Darling to call on Scottish voters to reject independence.
00:41

How does childcare fit into the referendum debate?

The BBC's Lucy Adams looks at the question of how childcare might be affected as a result of Scottish independence.

26.08.2014

11:06

Salmond versus Darling

Glenn Campbell chairs, as Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling go head-to-head at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

25.08.2014

16:40

Leaders meet for TV referendum clash

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and pro-Union campaign chief Alistair Darling are to go head-to-head in a second TV debate on independence.
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