Reading Time: 5 minutes How have the UK and Scottish governments planned for leaving the Brexit transition period at the end of the year with no agreement governing the EU-UK future relationship?
Month: December 2020
Guest blog: How to achieve green recovery from COVID-19? Expert views, and their alignment with Scottish Government proposals
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog summarises recent research as part of a SPICe fellowship which investigated policies and interventions that experts agree should form part of a green recovery from COVID-19.
Back to the future: Reducing car travel in Scotland
Reading Time: 6 minutes The post looks at how the Scottish Government intends to achieve its commitment to a 20% reduction in the distance travelled by car by 2030.
Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog provides an overview of the Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill
COVID-19 Barnett consequentials: filling in the gaps
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Scottish Government recently announced further plans for the allocation of the COVID-19 Barnett consequentials. This blog looks at the detail of the announcement.
Guest blog: Supporting older people with alcohol problems under COVID-19
Reading Time: 5 minutes This guest blog explores older adults’ experiences of using alcohol services during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on Scotland.
Car Wars: Revenge of the SUV
Reading Time: 6 minutes This post looks at trends in greenhouse gas emissions from cars since 2011, when the first version of the Climate Change Plan was published.
SPICe FAQs: COVID-19 testing
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog provides the answers to some questions about COVID-19 testing.
After the transition period – Road haulage licences and permits
Reading Time: 5 minutes When the UK leaves the transition period with the EU, a number of new processes and procedures will be required to ensure UK exports are able to make it to the EU market. This blog sets out the arrangements for road haulage licences and permits.
Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill – what’s happened in the Parliament so far?
Reading Time: 4 minutes A summary of the Forensic Medical Services Bill and its consideration at Stages 1 and 2, in time for the Stage 3 debate.