Reading Time: 6 minutes On 13 April 2022, the UK government published detailed plans for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) that is one of the funds that will replace the previous EU funding streams. This blog looks at the different claims made by the UK and Scottish governments regarding whether the UKSPF fully matches the value of the funds it is replacing.
Reading Time: 6 minutes On 9 May 2022, the Scottish Government published its new Global Affairs Framework. This blog analyses the key aspects of the new framework.
Reading Time: 8 minutes In this, the third in our trio of blogs on common frameworks, we consider how the Scottish Parliament can scrutinise frameworks by looking at: structure;
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently published the third and final part of its review of global climate research. Known as Assessment
Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog explores the key drivers of energy price rises, expert commentary, and some of the responses from Scottish and UK governments.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Whilst the design of the Ukraine Family and the Homes for Ukraine visa schemes are the responsibility of the UK Government, the Scottish Government is responsible for looking after and supporting Ukrainians who look to settle in Scotland. This blog sets out the arrangements that have been put in place to support Ukrainians coming to Scotland.
Reading Time: 8 minutes As a result of the invasion and ongoing fighting, the United Nations said that more than1.5 million refugees have now fled Ukraine. This blog sets out the response, both internationally and domestically to providing humanitarian support to refugees.
Reading Time: 9 minutes The Russian invasion has led to millions of Ukrainians fleeing their own homes in search of safety. This new blog sets out the the UK Government response to the refugee crisis and supersedes the blog Supporting Ukrainians to come to the UK.
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog considers why it’s important for parliaments to scrutinise common frameworks.
Reading Time: 6 minutes A review of the Scottish Government’s latest COVID-19 framework, as we move into a “calmer” period; and ten things for the parliament to look out for