Reading Time: 4 minutes The National Audit Office recently published a report looking at the role of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and its replacement, PF2, in funding infrastructure
Month: January 2018
Brexit – Negotiating a transition
Reading Time: 5 minutes Both the EU and the UK agree that a transitional phase governing the EU-UK relationship is needed to govern the time between the UK leaving
SPICe FAQ – Paper Bag Charges
Reading Time: 3 minutes In the last few weeks we have received a number of enquiries from constituency offices across Scotland asking whether paper bags are exempt from the
Reading Time: 3 minutes Increasing the value of Scotland’s exports is extremely important to the Scottish Government. Internationalisation is, after-all, one of its “4 I” economic priorities (as set
The new private residential tenancy
Reading Time: 3 minutes On 1 December 2017, the first major change to private rented tenancy legislation in Scotland in almost 30 years took effect. From that date, the
SPICe FAQ – Accessing GP records
Reading Time: 2 minutes SPICe regularly receives enquiries relating to constituents’ concerns over their health records held by their GPs. We were recently asked what the legislative basis is
Marine plastic pollution
Reading Time: 4 minutes The problem of marine plastic pollution featured heavily in the media in 2017. Powerful imagery such as the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award entry
About SPICe Spotlight guest posts
Reading Time: < 1 minute The aim of SPICe Spotlight is to provide timely, need to know information and analysis on the issues facing the Parliament. Most of the blog
Guest blog – A Continuity Bill in the Scottish Parliament?
Reading Time: 10 minutes As with all guest blogs, what follows are the views of the author, Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, and not those of SPICe or indeed the Scottish Parliament.
What do the latest statistics on economic growth tell us?
Reading Time: 3 minutes On 17 January 2018 the Scottish Government published Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Quarter 3 2017. SPICe has published an infographic analysing these figures available on