Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog considers the Spring Budget Revision for 2021-22 which was considered at the Public Finance and Administration Committee yesterday.
Reading Time: 12 minutes The Non-Domestic Rates (Coronavirus)(Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 14 December 2021. If passed, the Bill will mean that the effect of coronavirus cannot be taken into account when setting the ‘net annual value’ and/or ‘rateable value’ for a property, which in turn determines the non-domestic rates that must be paid.
This blogpost considers the context for the Bill and its purpose. It also considers the related secondary legislation that has already been passed by the Parliament.
Reading Time: 6 minutes A review of the Scottish Government’s latest COVID-19 framework, as we move into a “calmer” period; and ten things for the parliament to look out for
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog discusses BSL in Scotland and the progress made since the Scottish Government published its BSL National Plan in 2017. Translated into BSL.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We regularly receive enquiries from MSPs and their staff on behalf of constituents looking for funding to either establish a new business or improve their
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog sets out the humanitarian crisis unfolding as a result of the war in terms of the number of people leaving Ukraine and the UK Government response to the crisis.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Ahead of this afternoon’s Scottish Parliament debate on the situation in Ukraine, this blog provides background to the conflict and summarises some of the recent developments including the international response.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog discusses recent developments regarding the National Care Service.
Reading Time: 4 minutes If you’re looking at ‘common frameworks’ and drawing a blank, this blog article, the first in a trio, is for you. In it we try
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog answers some of the most frequently asked questions in relation to the upcoming changes to smoke and heat alarms in homes.