Briefings from May 2007 to March 2017 can be browsed by date of publication.
Briefings published from April 2017 onwards are available on our digital hub.
Coverage includes: business support (grants and loans), consumers, finance/funding, industry (including tourism industry), small businesses, utilities.
Coverage includes: arts, funding, gambling and lotteries, languages eg Gaelic, leisure, licensing, media and sport, tourism
Coverage includes: the Scottish economy, economic and labour market statistics, businesses, and public finance, including budgets and taxation
Coverage includes: adult education, finance/funding (grants, loans), further education, higher education, lifelong education, local authorities, pre-school education, qualifications, schools, skills, special educational needs, students, teachers
Coverage includes: biodiversity, climate change, countryside, environmental protection, fuels, land use, marine, national parks, pollution, power, renewables, sustainable development, utilities, waste management, water
Coverage includes: age discrimination, disability, equal opportunities, gender, human rights, racial discrimination, religious discrimination, sex discrimination
Coverage includes: common agricultural policy, economic and monetary union, EU Budget, protocols and treaties
Coverage includes: diseases and medical conditions, funding, health education, health profession, health services, medical ethics, medicine, mental health, NHS, patients, public health, safety
Coverage includes: affordable housing, building, homelessness, house sales, housing stock, landlord and tenant, private housing, regeneration, right to buy, social housing, standards, telecommunications
Coverage includes: civil justice, civil law and procedure, courts, criminal justice, criminal law and procedure, debt and bankruptcy, family law, freedom of information, legal aid, legal profession, licensing law, property law
Coverage includes: central government, constitution, devolution, elections, local government (finance, legislative/administrative framework, policy), members, ombudsmen, parliamentary systems (other countries), political parties
Coverage includes: asylum, census, charities, children, children’s services, death, divorce, elderly, families, immigration, marriage, nationality, population, poverty, property, religion, social care, social inclusion, social services
Coverage includes: agriculture, animal welfare, Common Agricultural Policy, countryside, crofting, farming, fisheries, food, forestry, rural communities, rural housing
Coverage includes: Personal Independence Payments, Carers Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Universal Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Discretionary Housing Payments, Scottish Welfare Fund, Maternity Grants and Winter Fuel Payments
Coverage includes: aviation, fuel eg petrol, marine eg ferries, rail, road, shipping, transport infrastructure
SPICe Brexit/EU hub
Find out more information on the UK's decision to leave the European Union in the SPICe Hub (external site).
Briefings on digital hub
You'll find all SPICe Briefings published from April 2017 onwards on our digital hub.
Please contact SPICe if you require a briefing from earlier than May 2007
All Scottish Parliament publications can be made available in a range of formats including Braille, audio and large print. Please contact us if you would like to request an alternative format.