Scottish Fiscal Commission

Making the numbers add up: interview with Lady Susan Rice of the Scottish Fiscal Commission

21 March 2017

As the Scottish Fiscal Commission prepares to take on a statutory forecasting role, Holyrood talks to commission chair Lady Susan Rice

Timing of a indyref2 -  Holyrood magazine

What chance the local government elections will be about local government?

16 March 2017

The SNP conference this weekend will no doubt discuss the timing and route to an independence referendum, but the party has a real election to fight first

British Red Cross - Asylum report

Citizens of nowhere - falling through the gaps of the UK asylum system

14 March 2017

As pressure grows over plans to close the Dubs scheme, new evidence raises questions over the UK’s wider approach to asylum

Iain Green - Issue 379

Sketch: The SNP conference sees dreams of a nation reborn

24 March 2017

Sketch: SNP conference saw delegates in a buoyant mood, but will the dream still float?

Never mind named person, an innovative idea is already ignored

22 March 2017

Education Law Consultant Iain Nisbet argues existing legislation on additional support for learning is ignored amidst the furore surrounding the named person

Laura Beveridge

The care review must address the human cost of care

21 March 2017

We cannot ever forget those that didn’t make it out of the care system alive and well, writes Laura Beveridge

Charlie Anderson

Tech 100: 'Whether we like it or not, we may all soon become obsolete unless we shift too'

20 March 2017

Charlie Anderson, Head of ICT for Fife Council, on what automation and machine learning will mean for the public sector in the not too distant future

Marco Biagi MSP by David Anderson

Marco Biagi: Our democracy is more national than local, and staying that way

17 March 2017

Former Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment, Marco Biagi says more decisions should be taken at ward level, not just council level 

 

Kevin Pringle

SNP ministers should rededicate themselves to the zeal for engagement the party was known for 10 years ago

16 March 2017

Former SNP communications director Kevin Pringle advises the party to rededicate itself to listening and bring forward the next generation of leaders as it marks a decade in power

Never mind named person, an innovative idea is already ignored

22 March 2017

Education Law Consultant Iain Nisbet argues existing legislation on additional support for learning is ignored amidst the furore surrounding the named person

Charlie Anderson

Tech 100: 'Whether we like it or not, we may all soon become obsolete unless we shift too'

20 March 2017

Charlie Anderson, Head of ICT for Fife Council, on what automation and machine learning will mean for the public sector in the not too distant future

Students

EU students applying for 2018-19 courses in Scotland given fee guarantee

24 March 2017

EU students starting university next year given funding guarantee from Scottish Government

Shirley-Anne Somerville - credit Scottish Govt

Shirley-Anne Somerville: Teaching is an 'altruistic' profession and other careers are 'more financially attractive'

23 March 2017

Education minister Shirley-Anne Somerville said graduates need to be convinced that teaching is an "inspirational and worthwhile career"

pills - credit Jamie/FlickrCC

Lack of awareness in pharmacy services, reveals Citizens’ Panel report

24 March 2017

First Citizens' Panel report from the Scottish Health Council reveals a lack of public awareness of what a pharmacist can offer

Doctor performing test medical research

Pay offer for doctors and nurses is ‘real-terms cut’

24 March 2017

NHS Scotland staff hear their wages will increase by one per cent for the fourth year in a row

European Court of Justice

Accept a post-Brexit role for European Court of Justice, MPs tell UK Government

22 March 2017

The House of Commons Justice Committee has suggested a role for the court would be a “price worth paying”

Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker: Britain must pay bill to leave the European Union

24 March 2017

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU will negotiate in “friendly way, in a firm way”

Angela Constance

Angela Constance rejects calls for child benefit rise

23 March 2017

Universal rise in child benefit not as effective as targeted support, argues Social Security Secretary Angela Constance