With budget pressures looming, there’s value in the Scottish Government holding a spending review in the spring.
Additional powers: Better understanding? Better scrutiny? A new report on Scotland’s new budget powers
A joint working paper with the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre and the University of Strathclyde looking at levels of understanding of Scotland’s new budget powers.
Probing the patchwork of welfare services in Scotland: The experience as specialist advisors to a UK parliamentary committee
Dr Hayley Bennett and Dr Sarah Weakley reflect on their work supporting a Parliamentary inquiry and share suggestions for other academics on undertaking this kind of knowledge exchange.
Conversation with Ken Macintosh MSP, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, to reflect on two decades of Scottish devolution.
Expert advice has been prominent in the COVID-19 crisis but understanding the relationship between experts and policymaking will be of particular importance as we move to the next stage.
Evan Williams argues that the success of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill will rely on policy initiatives that explicitly target welfare and housing provision.
Reflections on devolution and tax by Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow.
Professor Jim Gallagher – The Brexit Paradox: How the wrong choice for Britain offers the right opportunity for Scotland.
Kicking off a series of events on Brexit hosted by Policy Scotland, Professor Jim Gallagher today gave a lecture at the University of Glasgow on “The Brexit Paradox: How the wrong choice for Britain offers the right opportunity for Scotland”. Addressing an audience of prominent academics, journalists and experts from a range of fields, Professor…
The challenge of dealing with Brexit when there is an underlying problem with policy capacity and huge implications for the devolved governments.
Lecture by Professor Jim Gallagher one year on from the Independence Referendum in which he argues that it’s time for an act of “constitutional generosity”.