Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog sets out how the Scottish Government has considered the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee’s recommendations in relation to the content of the reports required under the Continuity Act. It then sets out the Committee’s further response to the Government’s updated reports.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog takes a closer look at the UK government’s Community Renewal Fund, Levelling Up Fund, and Community Ownership Fund, and the questions these funds raise for economic development in Scotland.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog looks at the commitments made by the Scottish Government in making decisions about EU alignment and its first draft reports on the operation of the Continuity Act.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog sets out why an interest in the EU’s policy direction and legislative proposals will continue to be important for the Scottish Parliament and summarises some of the key elements of the State of the Union.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog looks at some of the issues related to applications for settled status by prisoners and those with a criminal record
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog looks at the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), the replacement for EU structural funds. The scheme is now being developed, and expected to launch in 2022 (with further details expected in the second half of 2021)
Reading Time: 5 minutes Brexit has made many things more complicated – this blog summarises a SPICe commissioned project looking at some of the impacts on
devolved social security.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement includes a governance structure to oversee its operation. This blog examines the likelihood of Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament involvement in the governance of the Agreement and why involvement could be important.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This guest blog by the Independent Monitoring Authority seeks to set out how it operates and to inform MSPs and their staff about how they can work with the IMA to ensure citizens’ rights are upheld.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A look at how devolved Social Security benefits are affected by Brexit.