Reading Time: 5 minutes Scottish social security is growing fast. In December 2022, David Wallace, Chief Executive of Social Security Scotland said that: We are just past the midway
Review of Scottish Parliament constituencies
Reading Time: 5 minutes The blog considers the Boundaries Scotland review of Scottish Parliament constituencies.
Scotland’s Ban on Single-Use Plastics: a case study of the impact of the UK Internal Market Act
Reading Time: 6 minutes On 1 June 2022, a ban on certain single-use plastic products in Scotland came into force. However, initially, the ban was not fully effective. This
Programme for Government 2022-23 – a focused response to the “cost crisis”
Reading Time: 14 minutes This post provides a summary and initial analysis of the 2022-23 Programme for Government.
The Queen’s Speech 2022: what it means for Scotland
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog gives an overview of the Queen’s Speech 2022, focusing on what it means for Scotland.
Not a moment to lose – some COP26 emerging themes
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Scottish Parliament has been involved in several events during COP26 about the role of Parliaments in a climate emergency. This blog summarises some themes from these events.
The Scottish Government-Green cooperation agreement 2021
Reading Time: 5 minutes Provides an overview of the Scottish Government-Greens cooperation agreement and its impact on Parliamentary business.
COVID-19: Information for new and returning MSPs
Reading Time: 12 minutes This blog aims to provide new Members with general information on COVID-19. It covers information on key terms and bodies as well as information on testing and vaccination.
Ten key risks for equalities?
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog summarises ten key risks identified by the Scottish government arising both from COVID-19 and EU exit, for the delivery of Scotland’s National Outcomes. These include many equalities issues.
A Noble Quest: Understanding devolved competence after Brexit
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog explains some of the complexities of understanding devolved competence post-Brexit. It covers new legislation and frameworks that affect the interpretation of devolved competence.