Policy Update

Sector News

By Social Enterprise Scotland

Scottish Local Authorities

Edinburgh - New Meadowbank Sports Centre plans get the green light

Glasgow – Life-Changing Project Helps People with Disabilities into Work

North Lanarkshire – Apprenticeship scheme success

Renfrewshire - Details of £1.5m community empowerment fund revealed


The Scottish Government

NHS at 70 - Founding principles ‘as strong as ever’

Tackling climate change - New fund to help communities in Malawi respond to effects of global warming.


Consultations and Publications

Protection of Vulnerable Groups and the Disclosure of Criminal Information


Scottish Political Parties

Scottish Conservatives – Scottish Conservatives call for review of ambulance provision

Scottish Greens - Scotland transformed: how we can overcome Brexit

Scottish Labour - Labour brand Scottish Government decision to extend fracking licence ‘a shambles’

Scottish Liberal Democrats - “Same old story” with poor A&E waiting time performance


The Scottish Parliament

Read the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work committee newsletter

Holyrood Committee to examine Scotland’s spend on the environment

Feasibility of a publicly owned energy company to be considered by a Holyrood committee


UK Government

New funding for innovative projects to build stronger communities

Global entrepreneur scheme set to boost trade with Western Balkans


UK Political Parties

Green Party - Greens: Rising fuel poverty hitting poorest hardest

SNP - Our plan to tackle food insecurity

Liberal Democrats - David Davis and Brexit Chaos

Labour – Jeremy Hunt will be remembered for the worst collapse in patient standards of any Health Secretary in the history of the NHS


UK Parliament

Regional deals in Scotland intended to improve economies being investigated

Government’s environmental principles and governance consultation examined


Europe & International

Western Balkans Summit in London – building stronger links within the region and with the EU

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