Reading Time: 5 minutes The coronation of King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey. This blog gives an overview of what will
First Annual report from the Office for the Internal Market
Reading Time: 10 minutes This blog gives an overview of the key themes from the Office for the Internal Market’s first reports.
A shopping list for Scottish Parliament citizens’ assemblies? – the Citizen Participation and Petitions Committee’s Public Participation Inquiry
Reading Time: 11 minutes This blog gives an update on the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee’s inquiry into Public Participation, including an overview of lessons learned from the use of deliberative democracy models used in Dublin, Paris and Brussels.
The new Scottish Government
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog provides a recap of the week’s events so far and looks at the changes in the Scottish Government.
Import of EU goods to Scotland – what checks are happening?
Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog sets out what checks will be needed on goods coming from the EU and why those checks aren’t already happening. It then sets out some background on how Scotland is preparing its international border posts for the imposition of checks.
Supporting creative enterprises – exploring the impact of infrastructure and place-based initiatives
Reading Time: 6 minutes This guest blog summarises the findings of the second phase of research undertaken by Dr Stephen Knox as part of the Scottish Parliament Academic Fellowship Scheme.
From single-use plastics to the deposit return scheme: How are Common Frameworks and UK Internal Market Act exclusion processes operating?
Reading Time: 10 minutes Common frameworks are intergovernmental agreements that set out how the governments of the UK nations will work together to manage regulatory divergence in policy areas
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
Scottish Social Security: Application Processing Times
Reading Time: 7 minutes Scottish disability benefits are taking a long time to process, and the huge increase in applications for Scottish Child Payment in November, as a result of extending eligibility to children under 16, was still being worked through at the end of December.
This blog looks at the statistics on processing times for Scottish Social Security payments, focusing on Scottish Child Payment and disability benefits.
Fiscal sustainability: long term thinking required!
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog summarises the SFC’s fiscal sustainability report and its implications for the pubic policy debate in Scotland.