This policy briefing summarises the findings of the report ‘Equality and Sport Research’ published in January 2016 by sportscotland and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The report looks at who currently participates in sport, the barriers to participation, and suggests potential solutions.
This briefing puts the Chancellor’s 2016 budget in the perspective of the fiscal framework deal as contained in the Scotland Bill and the Holyrood Parties’ evolving plans for income tax.
On 16 March 2016, Chancellor George Osborne delivered the Budget. This briefing summarises its likely impact on local government.
What happened at COP-2 and what happens next: implementing the world’s first global climate change agreement
The United Nations Climate Change Convention Conference of the Parties (COP) concluded with a global agreement to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Local government is crucial to implementation – urban centres globally are at the forefront of the climate change response.
This LGiU Scotland briefing is specially commissioned for our new programme for local government across Scotland. LGiU Scotland is delivered in partnership with Centre for Scottish Public Policy and Boulder Group. Contact us for more information. Summary The potential for unconventional onshore oil and gas development in Scotland is significant. It…
This LGiU Scotland briefing is being re-circulated as part of our new programme for local government across Scotland. Written for LGiU in England, LGiU Scotland recipients may find it of interest. LGiU Scotland is delivered in partnership with Centre for Scottish Public Policy and Boulder Group. Contact us for more…
The current Lobbying (Scotland) Bill is the latest stage in an ongoing discussion about the role of lobbying in public life in Scotland.
This week the First Minister announced proposals for council tax reform. Richard Kerley, chair of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy assesses the plans and the reaction to them. He puts the proposals in the historic perspective of previous attempts to change local tax. He also looks at the plans…
Feelings of loneliness and social isolation are particularly acute for older people. How can councils combat loneliness? This briefing summarises recent research on this critical issue and considers the effects of loneliness on health and services. It also looks at the evidence for different interventions.
Ahead of next week’s expected announcement of the Scottish Government’s proposals for council tax reform, economist David Comerford brings his own perspective to the debate.