Reading Time: 5 minutes Provides an overview of the Scottish Government-Greens cooperation agreement and its impact on Parliamentary business.
Month: September 2021
COVID-19 vaccination certification scheme – frequently asked questions
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog provides an overview of the Scottish Government’s incoming vaccination certification scheme, or ‘vaccine passports’.
Additional powers: Better understanding? Better scrutiny? A new report on Scotland’s new Budget powers
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog discusses a newly published research collaboration between SPICe and academics on levels of understanding and scrutiny of Scotland’s new budget powers.
Economic development in Scotland
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog and related briefing provides an overview of economic development in Scotland. It looks at the main organisations involved in delivering economic development activities, the direction of economic development strategy, and current economic development programmes in Scotland.
The European Commission’s State of the Union speech from a Scottish perspective
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog sets out why an interest in the EU’s policy direction and legislative proposals will continue to be important for the Scottish Parliament and summarises some of the key elements of the State of the Union.
Face coverings: an overview
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog provides an overview of when face coverings must be worn in Scotland and when exemptions apply.
Scottish exports in the first quarter of 2021
Reading Time: 4 minutes HMRC have published data on trade for the first quarter of 2021. This allows us to see how Scottish exports have changed between the first
Guest blog: Addressing vaccine hesitancy among the Polish community in Scotland
Reading Time: 4 minutes This guest blog presents early findings from a major new University of Glasgow-led study on the impacts of COVID-19 on migrant essential workers.
Health and social care: who pays, who decides?
Reading Time: 6 minutes The UK government recently announced plans to increase taxes to pay for health and social care in England. This blog explores the implications for Scotland.
Programme for Government 2021-22: A fairer, greener Scotland?
Reading Time: 13 minutes This blog provides a summary of the PFG, and in particular picks out areas that will be of particular interest to MSPs and the Parliament over the next year.