Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog gives an update on new fireworks legislation, the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill (Scotland) Act 2022.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog explains the significance of Part 1 of the UK Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill and considers how it may affect Scotland.
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: 8 minutes This guest blog from Dr Alistair Clark, Reader in Politics at Newcastle University considers the Elections Bill and its implications for Scottish voters.
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: 6 minutes This blog considers the Elections Bill and its implications for voters and electoral administrators in Scotland.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill, a Member’s Bill introduced by Andy Wightman MSP, aims to incorporate the European Charter of Local
Reading Time: 5 minutes This briefing summarises the background to the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill and developments prior to Stage 3.
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog takes a high-level look at the emergency powers in Scotland and plans for their expiry and renewal.