Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog contains up-to-date links to a selection of trusted and official external sources of information relating to support available for individuals and organisations to help with the cost crisis.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog provides an overview of the King’s Speech which was delivered on 7 November 2023. The blog also focuses on its potential implications for Scotland.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog introduces the work which Dr Tom Caygill has been carrying out into institutionalising post-legislative scrutiny in the Scottish Parliament.
Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog gives an update on work to improve public participation in the work of the Scottish Parliament, including a look at the recommendations of the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee, as well as detail on next steps and a case study of using a deliberative approach with citizens in the Budget scrutiny process.
Reading Time: < 1 minute SPICe has published the first of its quarterly intergovernmental activity updates, which covers quarter 3 (July to September) of 2023. ‘Intergovernmental activity’ refers to work
Reading Time: 4 minutes Estimated life expectancy in Scotland has fallen again. This blog explores recent changes in life expectancy in Scotland and how this varies across Scotland.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at recently passed legislation that will affect the type of heating system that new build homes will be allowed to use. What
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog considers the recent UK Government changes to net zero policy and how they might impact Scottish ambitions.
Reading Time: 8 minutes On 27 September 2023, the Scottish Government published a strategy paper entitled ‘A Warm Scots Future’. The strategy, written in partnership with COSLA and the
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog post revisits the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Act 2021, an important piece of as yet unimplemented legislation from the end of Session 5 of the Scottish Parliament. It also explores the potential need for wider-ranging reforms in this area and highlights an interesting law reform project by the Scottish Law Commission.