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: 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: 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.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog post looks at the Children (Scotland) Act 2020, an important piece of Scottish Government legislation from Session 5 of the Scottish Parliament. For the most part, the Act is unimplemented, and it is unclear when it will be brought fully into force. This is likely to be disappointing to some stakeholders.
Reading Time: 8 minutes This guest blog is from the Fraser of Allander Institute, working with SPICe on an academic fellowship to explore the disability employment gap in Scotland.
Reading Time: 24 minutes This blog provides a summary and analysis of the 2023-24 Programme for Government.
Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog provides an update on the status of the National Care Service Bill which was introduced in June 2022.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This guest blog, from Professor Roger Halliday, sets out some of the key questions to ask around data and statistics.
Reading Time: 3 minutes King Charles III’s coronation took place on 6 May 2023. After a coronation, it is custom for a monarch to visit Scotland, Wales, and Northern