Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog continues our exploration of human rights budgeting by looking at the committee scrutiny process and how that has changed over the years, then identifying the common themes across the pre-budget letters and reports produced by 12 committees in autumn 2022, and where these themes fit within the three principles of human rights budgeting.
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.
Guest blog: What can we learn from the COVID-19 response in supporting migrant and minority ethnic populations?
Reading Time: 4 minutes This guest blog summarises the findings from an expert review for the Scottish Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) Learning and Evaluation Oversight Group. The study was led
What’s cookin’? Stage 3 of the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog summarises the discussions around the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill to date, ahead of Stage 3 consideration by the Parliament on Tuesday 14 June 2022.
British Sign Language in Scotland
Reading Time: 4 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.
COP26: The Glasgow Women’s Leadership Statement on Gender and Climate – how could Scotland support its delivery?
Reading Time: 7 minutes This extended blogpost explores what gender equality could mean in relation to climate action in Scotland, across some selected areas.
A budget shaped by values?
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog takes a quick look at four different approaches to how the government decides on its budget – equalities, gender, human rights and wellbeing.
New report on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on female entrepreneurs in Scotland
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog provides a quick read summary of the findings of a report by Professor Norin Arshed on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on female entrepreneurs in Scotland.
Guest blog: Addressing vaccine hesitancy among the Polish community in Scotland
Reading Time: 4 minutes This guest blog presents early findings from a major new University of Glasgow-led study on the impacts of COVID-19 on migrant essential workers.
Health inequalities and the recovery from COVID-19
Reading Time: 4 minutes A look at health inequalities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.