Public finance experts call for ‘cultural change’ to Holyrood’s budget process


Holyrood’s budget process needs to be substantially revised to take account of Scotland’s new financial powers and fiscal framework, says an expert review group.

Parliamentary Committee to scrutinise Scottish Government’s Islands Bill


The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is encouraging individuals and organisations to share their views on how to give more power and protection to Scotland’s islands.

Finance and Constitution Committee calls for evidence on the impact of Brexit on the Scottish Budget


The Finance and Constitution Committee has issued a call for evidence on the impact of Brexit on the Scottish Budget.

Rebellion and Revolution at Holyrood this Autumn as Festival of Politics Line-up Revealed


Rebellion and revolution will be at the heart of this year’s Festival of Politics, taking place in October.

Holyrood report: Scottish Government ‘can help close gender pay gap and boost economy by up to £17billion’*


The Scottish Government could use devolved powers to help close the gender pay gap, and boost Scotland’s economy, according to a Holyrood committee report.

Views invited on patient care in the NHS


Does the NHS in Scotland deliver safe and high quality care for patients?

Safety of Scotland’s high rise homes to be examined


The safety of Scotland’s high rise tower blocks will be examined by a Holyrood Committee, following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

Parliament to nominate new Scottish Information Commissioner


The Scottish Parliament will next week be invited to nominate Daren Fitzhenry to Her Majesty the Queen for appointment as the new Scottish Information Commissioner.

MSPs seek views on board equality


Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee is seeking views on the gender split on public boards. They are looking for opinions ahead of their scrutiny of The Scottish Government’s Gender Representation on Public Boards Bill.

MSPs in talks with European Politicians


Members of the European Committee of the Regions are visiting Holyrood today to hold discussions with the Scottish Parliament’s European Committee.

Scotland’s “medieval cartoon strip” on display at the Scottish Parliament


One of the world’s longest tapestries, which has been described as a “medieval cartoon strip” bursting with Scottish history, is now on display at the Scottish Parliament.

Holyrood’s European Committee Seeks Views on the Implications of the Article 50 Negotiations for Scotland


Scotland’s role in the Article 50 negotiations is to be examined by MSPs on the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee, it was announced today.

Presiding Officer welcomes Commission Report which marks a 'coming of age' for the Scottish Parliament


The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, welcomed the Commission on Parliamentary Reform report today as a “comprehensive and impressive piece of work which marks a coming of age for the Scottish Parliament.”

MSPs seek views on capping ‘no win no fee’ arrangements


The cost of going to court is to be examined by Holyrood’s Justice Committee as it begins its scrutiny of the Civil Litigation Bill by launching a call for evidence.

Views invited on priorities for health and sport spending


What areas of the health and sport budget should be prioritised?

Holyrood committee inquiry: ‘Are our economic statistics working?’


The reliability of economic statistics used by the Scottish Government, media and others is set to come under the microscope, as a Holyrood Committee urges businesses and economists to share their views and concerns.

Parliamentary Committee to scrutinise devolved powers for forestry


The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is encouraging individuals and organisations to share their views on the potential impact of new, devolved legislation for forestry.

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