Reading Time: 9 minutes On 11 April 2023, the Scottish Government published the Scottish Connections Framework, which sets out the Scottish Government’s approach to engaging with Scotland’s diaspora. On
Category: People & Communities
Homeless temporary accommodation – policy and statistics
Reading Time: 4 minutes In September 2022 there were 14,458 households living in temporary accommodation, including 9,130 children. The number has increased despite policies aimed at improving homelessness prevention
The Scottish Government’s Supersponsor Scheme – one year on
Reading Time: 7 minutes Note: This blog was originally published on 20 March 2023 and updated on 24 March 2023 to include new Scottish Government figures on the number
The Community Empowerment Act 8 years on – what difference has it made?
Reading Time: 4 minutes What impact has the 2015 Community Empowerment Act had on community planning partnerships (CPPs)? The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee hopes to find out over the next few weeks.
Scotland’s rent freeze and evictions pause – what is the Scottish Government planning next?
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at the Scottish Government’s plans for the rent freeze and evictions pause in Scotland
Protecting EU citizens’ rights in the UK
Reading Time: 4 minutes Towards the end of December 2022, a court judgement was issued against the UK Government over its approach to the residence and working rights of some EU and EEA citizens living in the UK after Brexit. This blog looks at the background to the judgement and what it means in practice.
Court ruling on the revised guidance of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018
Reading Time: 6 minutes A look at Court of Session ruling on Judicial Review of the revised statutory guidance produced by the Scottish Ministers under section 7 of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018.
Guest blog: Does the Scottish Budget enable human rights?
Reading Time: 5 minutes The way that governments raise, allocate and spend money affects how people can realise their human rights in practice. With new human rights legislation on the horizon, this guest blog looks at how the Scottish budget might be analysed through a human rights lens.
Will the UK Government recognise Scottish Gender Recognition Certificates?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Considers whether the UK Government will recognise Scottish gender recognition, and what the process for that is
Guest blog: What can we learn from the COVID-19 response in supporting migrant and minority ethnic populations?
Reading Time: 4 minutes This guest blog summarises the findings from an expert review for the Scottish Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) Learning and Evaluation Oversight Group. The study was led