Reading Time: 4 minutes Prior to devolution, Government policy on land reform was widely considered to be conspicuous by its absence. Therefore, the development of land reform as a
Economic impact assessment: smoke and mirrors?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Economic impact assessments generally show how organisations, events, sectors, or publically funded policies and projects have contributed to the economy at either a local, regional
Scotland’s population statistics for 2017 – a sign of things to come?
Reading Time: 5 minutes On 19 April, National Records of Scotland published the annual population statistics up to the end of June 2017. The top line from the statistics
Guest Blog – The National Performance Framework
Reading Time: 4 minutes As with all guest blogs, what follows are the views of the author, Jennifer Wallace, Head of Policy at the Carnegie UK Trust, and not those
Minimum pricing for alcohol – a frequently asked question
Reading Time: 2 minutes Tomorrow the Health and Sport Committee is due to consider the secondary legislation which will bring minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol into effect. This
SPICe FAQ – MP or MSP? Taking on constituent casework.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We are often asked whether both an MSP and an MP can get involved in the same case on behalf of a constituent. There aren’t
What do the latest statistics on economic growth tell us? (Q4 2017)
Reading Time: 3 minutes The latest figures on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Scotland, for 4th quarter 2017, were published today by the Scottish Government. They show that the
The Fairer Scotland Duty
Reading Time: 4 minutes When the First Minister set out the priorities for the next five years of government, she said that the Scottish Government would commence the socio-economic
What do we know about autism in women and girls?
Reading Time: 3 minutes At the end of World Autism Awareness Week, today (2 April) marks Autism Awareness Day. Stories about women and girls with ASD have been highlighted
What’s been happening with social housing rents?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Next week, at the start of the new financial year, Scotland’s 610,000 social housing tenants will begin paying a new rent for their home. Over