Substantial gap remains in early mental health support for young people, warn MSPs


A Scottish Parliament Committee has warned that more needs to be done to ensure that young people who need help with their mental health can access support at the earliest opportunity.

MSPs to investigate impact of Covid-19 on financial sustainability of local government in Scotland


The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Scottish council finances and whether it will lead to a “new normal” in the way some services are delivered is to be investigated by a Holyrood Committee.

MSPs seek views on incorporating European Charter into Scots law


A Bill aiming to strengthen local government in Scotland is to be scrutinised by a Holyrood Committee.

New non-executive board members of Audit Scotland announced


Two new non-executive members of Audit Scotland’s board are to be appointed by the Scottish Commission for Public Audit following an open recruitment exercise, it has been announced.

Mental health coronavirus legislation powers must be repealed, say MSPs


A Holyrood Committee has reiterated its call for unnecessary and arbitrary powers contained in emergency coronavirus legislation to be repealed in order to protect the rights of people with mental health conditions.

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