Reading Time: 2 minutes SPICe regularly receives enquiries relating to constituents’ concerns over their health records held by their GPs. We were recently asked what the legislative basis is
Marine plastic pollution
Reading Time: 4 minutes The problem of marine plastic pollution featured heavily in the media in 2017. Powerful imagery such as the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award entry
About SPICe Spotlight guest posts
Reading Time: < 1 minute The aim of SPICe Spotlight is to provide timely, need to know information and analysis on the issues facing the Parliament. Most of the blog
Guest blog – A Continuity Bill in the Scottish Parliament?
Reading Time: 10 minutes As with all guest blogs, what follows are the views of the author, Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, and not those of SPICe or indeed the Scottish Parliament.
What do the latest statistics on economic growth tell us?
Reading Time: 3 minutes On 17 January 2018 the Scottish Government published Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Quarter 3 2017. SPICe has published an infographic analysing these figures available on
What is Legislative Consent?
Reading Time: 2 minutes The introduction of the EU Withdrawal Bill in the UK Parliament and the indication by the UK Government (in the Explanatory Notes to the Bill)
Welcome to SPICe Spotlight
Reading Time: < 1 minute Hello and welcome to SPICe Spotlight, the new blog from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre. SPICe provides impartial and authoritative research and information services to
SPICe FAQ – Electric car charging
Reading Time: 3 minutes This is the first Enquiries FAQ post. FAQ posts will focus on issues that we receive regular enquiries on. A recent enquiry forwarded from a
Budget 2018-19 – where now?
Reading Time: 3 minutes As we enter a new year, Parliament’s attention turns to the setting of the Budget for financial year 2018-19. Initial spending and tax proposals were