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Productivity: the long game for Scotland

7 March 2019

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019: Aligning education with industry is a long-term project for Scotland if it is going to address the productivity gap

Openreach launches new £485,000 investment in national fibre training school

6 March 2019

Opened by Skills Minister Jamie Hepburn during Scottish Apprenticeship Week, the school will include a 18,700 square foot replica street to recreate the live network in the real world

SSP set to step away from Yes Scotland 2 if SNP backs Growth Commission proposals

6 March 2019

Sustainable Growth Commission currency tests will “torpedo” a second cross-party Yes campaign, says former MSP Colin Fox

Scottish and Welsh parliaments pass identical Brexit motions calling for postponement of leave date

6 March 2019

Historic vote sees both Holyrood and the Senedd pass the same motion at the same time rejecting Theresa May's Brexit ultimatum

Digital health needs to shift focus from from 'latest toys' to sustainability, conference hears

6 March 2019

Event report: Like everything else in health and care, digital transformation requires people working together

Theresa May's workers' rights pledge dismissed as a Brexit 'bribe'

6 March 2019

A promise to give MPs a vote on any changes to workers' rights after Brexit is dimissed by Labour and trade unions

Ministry of Defence pledges £66m in funding “to fast-track military robotic projects onto the battlefield”

6 March 2019

Technologies that will be supported include “mini-drones” that can provide an aerial view of a battlefield, and remote-control systems for combat vehicles

Sir Harry Burns: devolution has been good for Scotland's health, but approaches still need to improve

5 March 2019

Former Chief Medical Officer Professor Sir Harry Burns reflects on the impact of 20 years of devolution on the nation’s health

 

Why girls need to be heard in the classroom

5 March 2019

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019: Louise MacDonald, chair of the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls reflects on the findings of its listening exercise

Glasgow aims to pilot changes to the asylum process

5 March 2019

A multi-agency taskforce has recommended reforms to the asylum process including allowing asylum seekers to work

More than a quarter of CAMHS patients waiting over 18 weeks for treatment

5 March 2019

ISD figures for last quarter reveal wide regional variations in waiting times for children and young people needing mental health treatments

Brexit legislation timetable in ‘chaos’ as UK Government postpones Financial Services Bill

5 March 2019

Up to 22 Conservative MPs were set to defy the UK Government to vote for a cross-party amendment aimed at forcing new tax transparency rules on British Overseas Territories

Jamie Hepburn: Fairness must be at the heart of skills policy

4 March 2019

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019: Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills on putting fairness first

Holyrood 419 cover / 25 February 2019

4 March 2019

20 years of devolution: Including exclusive interview with former prime minister Tony Blair, comment from Sir Harry Burns, and interview with activist and academic Isobel Lindsay...