In November, the Royal Society of Edinburgh published their report, on women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). TAOT 2018 reviews what progress has been made in the last six years to increase the number of women working and studying in STEM in Scotland.
Efforts are being made to better understand and to regulate the environment of ‘fake news’ in an increasingly poisonous and potentially dangerous political environment. Intervention is needed at government and at international level. A government White Paper is expected during the next six months. What issues should it address?
This briefing deals with the statement made on 16 November 2018 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on his visit to the UK. The Special Rapporteur focuses his report on Universal Credit and the impacts of austerity on communities and the wider social safety net.
What Works Scotland (WWS) was established to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to make decisions about public service reform and develop policy. This briefing outlines what happened at the first of their final conferences where this research was presented.
The Accounts Commission's annual financial overview of local government in Scotland was published at the end of November 2018. This briefing looks at the issues identified in each section of the report and summarises the key findings, focusing particularly on the prospects for the future.
Kim Fellows is with Alison Evison, Aberdeenshire Councillor for North Kincardine & President of COSLA, and Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, speaking on the progress of the Local Governance Review.
Summary On 14 November, the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee finished considering amendments to the Planning (Scotland) Bill, introduced by the Scottish Government almost a year ago, and Stage 2 was complete. If Parliament approves it at Stage 3, the Bill will receive Royal Assent and become the…
Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship agency for Scotland, and currently have over 690,000 cardholders across Scotland. This briefing aims to introduce Young Scot to readers across Scotland and inform them about the wide range of things they offer to Scotland's young people.
Health inequalities in Scotland are stark, representing thousands of premature deaths each year. To help with planning, NHS Health Scotland have developed the Triple I Tool to help model the impact of a variety of interventions on health inequalities.
Data privacy is a complex and contested issue, often obscured in jargon and compounded by a presence in and out of the media spotlight. This briefing summarises the findings of a Carnegie UK Trust report on online data privacy.