Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog discusses what has happened so far during the passage of the Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill.
Explainer: Scotland Act 1998 Section 35
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog gives a brief overview of Section 35 of the Scotland Act.
Review of Scottish Parliament constituencies
Reading Time: 5 minutes The blog considers the Boundaries Scotland review of Scottish Parliament constituencies.
Energy price crisis – current policy and outlook for 2023
Reading Time: 6 minutes Introduction Energy prices have been particularly volatile over the last 18 months. The policy response from the UK and Scottish Governments, which attempts to alleviate
Guest blog: Supporting creative enterprises – exploring the impact of finance initiatives
Reading Time: 7 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.
Recommending a more participatory future – the Citizen Participation and Petitions Committee’s Public Participation Inquiry
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog looks at some of the recommendations made by the recent Citizens Panel on Public Participation, and examples which might give an idea of how enacting those recommendations in the Scottish Parliament could look.
The three golden rules? Mainstreaming transparency, participation and accountability in the Scottish Budget
Reading Time: 10 minutes This blog expands on SPICe’s 2023-24 Budget Briefing, explaining in more detail what human rights budgeting means in practice, what stakeholders have asked for from the Scottish Government, and how the Government has measured up against those asks in the 2023-24 Budget and documentation.
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.
What’s happening with common frameworks? Views from the House of Lords and Scottish Parliament
Reading Time: 7 minutes Over almost two years, the House of Lords Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee has been conducting an inquiry into common frameworks. The Committee published its first
FAQs: Avian Influenza
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog sets out information on frequently asked questions on avian flu.