February

Urgent action is needed if Scotland’s ambitious climate change targets are to be met

04.03.2021

Urgent action across all sectors is essential if Scotland’s ambitious climate and net zero emissions targets are to be met, according to the reports of four Holyrood Committees published today.

Rights of vulnerable must be at centre of recovery from pandemic, says Holyrood Committee

02.03.2021

The rights of women, older people, children and black and minority ethnic communities must be at the forefront of policy-makers’ minds as Scotland exits the pandemic

International Women’s Day event to celebrate the role of Scottish Women during COVID-19

02.03.2021

The frontline role of women across Scotland in dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is to be celebrated as part of a virtual event, to be held on International Women’s Day.

Social care reform needs action not words, say sector representatives

01.03.2021

Representatives from the social care sector have told the Health and Sport Committee that proposals to reform the sector should be implemented as soon as possible, and not be another positive set of words with no action.

People from deprived backgrounds still left out of community empowerment action, say Holyrood Committee

26.02.2021

A Scottish Parliament Committee has criticised the implementation of the 2015 Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act

Parliament must adapt to face future challenges, says Committee

23.02.2021

An inquiry into the resilience of the Scottish Parliament’s practices and procedures has today recommended a number of changes to ensure the Scottish Parliament can face future challenges.

A fair economic recovery from Covid 19 should tackle inequality and help people on low and precarious incomes, says Finance Committee

23.02.2021

It is highly likely that Covid 19 has exacerbated existing structural inequalities in Scotland, according to the Finance and Constitution Committee’s budget report published today.

Citizens Panel says Scottish Government must set out its Covid-19 strategy

18.02.2021

A panel of the public convened by the Scottish Parliament’s Covid-19 Committee has today reported its findings to MSPs.

Radical changes needed to deliver primary care fit for the 21st century, says Holyrood Committee

16.02.2021

A radical revision of primary care is essential to ensure the next generation of citizens receive the care they need, according to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Holyrood needs to clearly define its scrutiny role in response to Brexit, says expert panel

12.02.2021

Holyrood needs to define more clearly its scrutiny role in response to Brexit, according to a new report published today.

Reform of social care must better value care givers and have the needs of individuals at its heart, say Scottish Parliament Committee

10.02.2021

A Health and Sport Committee report into the future of social care has said those delivering and receiving care must be at the heart of social care reform with the current model described as unsustainable.

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