Scottish Parliament



CIOT: One-third of Scots unaware of Holyrood's tax changes

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) are calling on Scotland’s political parties to improve public awareness of devolved taxation in the next Scottish Parliament, as a new poll shows that a third of Scots are unaware that the Scottish Parliament has made changes to the tax system.

Published 7 April 2021

Full impact of Brexit likely to intensify as Scotland emerges from pandemic, says Holyrood 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.

Published 26 March 2021

Stronger Parliament needs stronger think tank sector for Covid recovery, says IPPR Scotland

With the significant powers devolved to the Scottish Parliament in recent years and the prospect of huge decisions following COVID-19, Scotland needs a strengthened ‘policy ecosystem’ to ensure its decisions are based on the best evidence and ideas, according to research published today by IPPR Scotland.

Published 5 March 2021

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

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

Published 12 February 2021

End of Brexit transition period raises challenges for Scottish businesses, says Holyrood committee

The Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee has warned that it is seriously concerned by the challenges facing Scottish businesses in the new year regardless of whether a Brexit deal has been reached.

Published 14 December 2020

UK internal market needs mutual trust and respect between governments, says Holyrood committee

The post-Brexit UK internal market needs mutual trust and respect between governments, according to Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee.

Published 24 September 2020

Holyrood consults on core missions for Scottish National Investment Bank

Three core missions for the new Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) have been laid before the Scottish Parliament for consultation.

Published 28 August 2020

MSPs seek views on financial impact of COVID-19 on human rights budgets

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on future public spending decisions to protect equalities and human rights in Scotland is to be considered by a Holyrood Committee. 

Published 18 August 2020

MSPs to investigate impact of COVID-19 on financial stability of local government in Scotland

The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee has launched a call for views on the impact of coronavirus on the financial sustainability of local government in Scotland.

Published 23 July 2020

Scottish Parliament committee approves Protection of Workers Bill

The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee has announced its unanimous support for the general principles of the ‘Protection of Workers Bill’ which seeks to increase protection for retail workers.

Published 30 June 2020

MSPs to investigate impact of coronavirus on rural economy and transport services

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Scotland’s transport services and the rural economy is to be investigated by MSPs.

Published 22 May 2020

MSPs call for significant changes to debt solution

The Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee has today published a report on protected trust deeds citing that changes are needed to make the debt solution more effective in supporting people who are in debt.

Published 21 May 2020

Scottish Parliament announces new consumer organisation

Legislation to establish a new consumer organisation has been unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament.

Published 7 May 2020

Scottish Parliament to nominate Stephen Boyle for new Auditor General for Scotland

On Tuesday, the Scottish Parliament will be invited to nominate Stephen Boyle to Her Majesty the Queen for appointment as the new Auditor General for Scotland.

Published 9 March 2020

Scottish Parliament rejects business rate changes

MSPs have rejected the proposed changes to the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill which suggested giving local authorities the power to set business rates.

Published 5 February 2020