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Social Justice Scotland (SJS), was a short-lived Conservative Party linked think tank created in August 2009 and closed down in December 2009-January 2010. By mid-February 2010 it was in the process of relaunching as the Social Justice Foundation.

SJS called itself:

a progressive think tank founded to develop and promote fresh thinking and effective new approaches to tackling poverty and inequality in Scotland.[1]

It also stated that it was:

an independent, non-partisan organisation inspired by Iain Duncan Smith's work on social justice issues.[2]


Company background

Screengrab of SJS Home Page from Google's cache, accessed 9 February 2010
SJS Company Profile - LinkedIn

SJS began when a private limited company called the Centre for Social Justice Scotland Limited was incorporated on 2 July 2009 with Glasgow-based Heather MacLeod as a director.[3][4] The name was changed to Social Justice Scotland on 13 August 2009.[5] On 31 August 2009 the company appointed a company secretary, the Gloucestershire-based finance director Anthony Nares.[6]

Centre for Social Justice Scotland Certificate of Incorporation - Companies House

SJS began operation in August 2009.[7] Between August 2009 and January 2010 a number of directors were appointed and then had their appointments terminated. Fiona Houston (appointed 31 August 2009[8], terminated, 15 December 2009[9]); Malcolm Offord, (appointed 31 August 2009[10], terminated, 13 December 2009[11]); Malcolm Scott, (appointed 31 August 2009[12], terminated 4 January 2010[13]).

SJS came to an end on 22 January 2010 when its name was changed to Rellandum Limited in a form signed by Anthony Nares, the company secretary, one of two remaining directors.[14]

As at 5 February 2010, Social Justice Scotland has been dissolved.[15] The website has been closed down for maintenance, and the domain name is parked. The outfit has been rebranded as the Social Justice Foundation. On 3 February 2010 Heather MacLeod was appointed a director of the Social Justice Foundation.[16]

Conservative links

Most of those associated with the think tank were prospective candidates or other activists for the Conservative Party.

Activities

According to the Twitter feed of Conservative PPC for Glasgow Central, John Bradley, the think tank scheduled its first advisory board meeting on 19 November 2009:

First advisory board meeting for Social Justice Scotland in Glasgow tomorrow night. 9:41 PM Nov 18th, 2009 from web[26]
Twitter JSRBradley, accessed 6 February 2010

People

As of November 2009[27] (but note that as at February 2010 the outfit no longer exists[28] and thus this staff list is no longer current):

Screengrab of SJS Directors page from Google cache, taken 6 Feb 2010

Exec directors

Screengrab of Heather MacLeod entry on SJS Directors page from Google cache, taken 6 Feb 2010
Screengrab of Fiona Houston entry on SJS Directors page from Google cache, taken 6 Feb 2010
  • Tony Nares, Company Secretary.[32] Nares is a Gloucestershire-based Chartered Accountant.[33] He was appointed a secretary of SJS on 31 August 2009.[34]

Non-exec directors

Screengrab of In the News page of SJS website, featuring Malcolm Offord's Bankrupt Britain report
Screengrab of Directors page of SJS website

Staff

Lucy Gilchrist, Westminster Liaison [39] | John Bradley, Projects director[40] | David Finlayson Frost, Research Director[41]

Advisory board

The Advisory board members were listed on the Social Justice Scotland website in November 2009.

Screengrab of Our People: Internships, SJS website
Screengrab of People: David Finlayson Frost, SJS website, Screengrab, 'This is Google's cache of http://www.cs360hosting.co.uk/sjs/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=70. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 14 Dec 2009 19:55:47 GMT.', Retrieved 9 February 2010
Screengrab of People: John Bradley, SJS website, (Screengrab, 'This is Google's cache of http://www.cs360hosting.co.uk/sjs/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=70. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 14 Dec 2009 19:55:47 GMT.', Retrieved 9 February 2010)
Screengrab of People: Lucy Gilchrist, SJS website, 'This is Google's cache of http://www.cs360hosting.co.uk/sjs/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=70. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 14 Dec 2009 19:55:47 GMT.', Retrieved 9 February 2010

Funding

Publications, Contact, Resources and Notes

Publications

Contact

(No longer current as at February 2010):

Address: 23 Shuna Gardens, Glasgow G20 9ER, Scotland, UK
Phone: 0141 945 1110
Email: info (AT) sjscotland.co.uk
Website: http://www.socialjusticescotland.co.uk/

Resources

Notes

  1. Screengrab of SJS Home page from Google's cache, accessed 9 February 2010
  2. Screengrab of SJS Home page from Google's cache, accessed 9 February 2010
  3. Certificate of Incorporation, Companies House, 2 July 2009, documentation retrieved 10 Feb 2010
  4. Companies House - Heather MacLeod - spreadsheet, sent to SpinProfiles editors 10 March 2010
  5. Certificate of Incorporation on change of Name, Company No. 362115, Companies House, 27 January 2010, documentation retrieved 10 Feb 2010
  6. Appointment of director or secretary, 288a, Company Number SC362115, 31 August 2009, document retrieved from Companies House 1 February 2010
  7. Home page, Social Justice Scotland website, accessed 10 Nov 2009
  8. Appointment of director or secretary, 288a, Companies House, document retrieved from Companies House 1 Feb 2010. Some personal information blocked out by SpinProfiles editors.
  9. TM01 Fiona Houston, Termination of Appointment of Director, Companies House, documentation retrieved 1 Feb 2010. Some personal information blocked out by SpinProfiles editors.
  10. Appointment of director, Malcolm Offord, Companies House document retrieved 1 Feb 2010. Some personal information blocked out by SpinProfiles editors.
  11. Termination of appointment of director, Malcolm Offord, Companies House document retrieved 1 Feb 2010
  12. Appointment of director, Malcolm Scott, 288a, Companies House document retrieved 1 Feb 2010
  13. TMO1, Termination of appointment as director, Malcolm Scott, Companies House document, retrieved 13 Feb 2010
  14. NM01, Notice of Change of Name by Resolution, first page, also NM01, Notice of Change of Name by Resolution, second page, company No. SC362115, Companies House, 2 July 2009, documentation retrieved 10 Feb 2010
  15. Companies House - Heather MacLeod - spreadsheet, sent to SpinProfiles editors 10 March 2010
  16. Companies House - Heather MacLeod - spreadsheet, sent to SpinProfiles editors 10 March 2010
  17. Heather MacLeod - Glasgow South West, Scottish Conservatives website, accessed 9 Feb 2010
  18. Heather MacLeod - Glasgow South West, Scottish Conservatives website, accessed 9 Feb 2010
  19. Scottish conservatives Fiona Houston], accessed 12 February
  20. Andrew4Glasgow Homepage, accessed 12 February 2010
  21. Email from David Finlayson Frost to Powerbase managing editor Melissa Jones 2 March 2015
  22. Twitter JSRBradley, accessed 6 February 2010 (Screen grab here)
  23. Matthew Moore Conservatives ponder further cuts to Scottish MPs, The Journal, Wednesday 03 February 2010, The Journal Issue 30
  24. Centre for Policy Studies Lucy Gilchrist's Blog, accessed 12 February 2010
  25. Yoututbe Hamira Khan, accessed 6 February 2010. (Screengrab here)
  26. Twitter JSRBradley, accessed 6 February 2010 (Screen grab here)
  27. Screengrab of SJS Directors page from Google cache as it existed at 25 Jan 2010, screengrab taken 6 Feb 2010, screengrab here
  28. Contact, Social Justice Scotland website, accessed 10 Nov 2009
  29. Social Justice Scotland Directors, SJS website, screengrab of cached version of the page as it appeared on 25 Jan 2010 22:42:25 GMT, accessed in Google cache 6 Feb 2010
  30. Heather MacLeod, LinkedIn, Google cache of the page as it appeared on 13 Jan 2010 03:47:11 GMT, accessed in Google cache 6 Feb 2010, screengrab here
  31. Social Justice Scotland Directors, SJS website, cached version of the page as it appeared on 25 Jan 2010 22:42:25 GMT, accessed in Google cache 6 Feb 2010
  32. Social Justice Scotland Directors, SJS website, screengrab of cached version of the page as it appeared on 25 Jan 2010 22:42:25 GMT, retrieved from Google cache 6 Feb 2010
  33. Anthony James Brewis Nares (b.1956), Nares.net, accessed 12 February 2010
  34. Appointment of director or secretary, Companies House document, retrieved 10 Feb 2010
  35. Bankrupt Britain, SJS website, Google cache 28 Nov 2009
  36. Bankrupt Britain, SJS website, Google cache 28 Nov 2009
  37. Social Justice Scotland Directors, SJS website, cached version of the page as it appeared on 25 Jan 2010 22:42:25 GMT, accessed in Google cache 6 Feb 2010
  38. Social Justice Scotland Directors, SJS website, cached version of the page as it appeared on 25 Jan 2010 22:42:25 GMT, accessed in Google cache 6 Feb 2010
  39. SJS 'People', Screengrab, 'This is Google's cache of http://www.cs360hosting.co.uk/sjs/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=70. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 14 Dec 2009 19:55:47 GMT.', Retrieved 9 February 2010)
  40. SJS 'People', Screengrab, 'This is Google's cache of http://www.cs360hosting.co.uk/sjs/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=70. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 14 Dec 2009 19:55:47 GMT.', Retrieved 9 February 2010)
  41. SJS, 'People' Screengrab, 'This is Google's cache of http://www.cs360hosting.co.uk/sjs/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=70. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 14 Dec 2009 19:55:47 GMT., Retrieved 9 February 2010)
  42. Yoututbe Hamira Khan, accessed 6 February 2010. (Screengrab here)