Issues faced by protected and disadvantaged groups should be proactively addressed as the country navigates its post-Covid recovery to ensure that nobody is left behind, according to a report from the Equalities and Human Rights Committee.
Two new part-time members of the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) are to be appointed following an open recruitment competition, it has been announced.
An increased supply of affordable housing and better data are key to tackling the issues facing Scotland’s housing sector, according to a Scottish Parliament Committee.
One of the largest gatherings of international parliamentarians to discuss the climate emergency will take place at the Scottish Parliament in November, it has been announced today*.
The Scottish Government’s handling of harassment complaints, and the subsequent judicial review, was ‘seriously flawed’, according to a report issued today by Holyrood’s Committee on the Scottish Government’s Handling of Harassment Complaints.
The National Day of Reflection, commemorating a year since the country first went into lockdown, will be marked in the Scottish Parliament today in a series of tributes.
The COVID-19 pandemic offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring about long overdue reform and modernisation of the health service, according to a Scottish Parliament Committee.
The Scottish Government must commission a full and independent impact assessment of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016, according to a report published by Holyrood’s Public Audit & Post Legislative Committee.
MSPs have warned that urgent action is needed to help protect showpeople’s livelihoods, despite proposals for a bespoke licensing system for travelling funfairs failing to gain the support of the Local Government and Communities Committee.
The Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee has stated that the societal and economic impact of Brexit is likely to intensify as Scotland begins to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Police use of drones and body worn video must be subject to better scrutiny by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA), and early oversight from the incoming Biometrics Commissioner, according to MSPs...
A Scottish Parliament Committee has called on the UK Government to make permanent the temporary £20 Universal Credit (UC) uplift
A fundamental shift in the way public bodies and the Scottish Government view and respond to audit reports is essential, according to a legacy report published today by Holyrood’s Public Audit & Post Legislative Committee.
The nomination for Scotland’s new Biometrics Commissioner is set to be agreed by the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 11 March.
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.
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.
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
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.