The Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee has launched a call for views as part of work it is undertaking on common good property and funds. The deadline for responses is Wednesday 22 March 2017.
The Improvement Service has published the first three of a series of seven induction notebooks that will be available to new councillors due to be elected in May. They cover: The first few weeks in office Roles and responsibilities of … Continue reading
Researchers from Glasgow and Heriot-Watt universities and the Scottish Parliament Information Centre studied the social impact of council savings. They found that the greatest impact was on poor communities – even though councils are trying to cut back most on services … Continue reading
The Scottish Government has outlined its programme for government 2016/17. References to community empowerment are largely about implementing the recent Act. Important Bills will include: Child Poverty Bill – The bill will replace the recently repealed sections of the UK … Continue reading
The Scottish Government has published its Education Delivery Plan. This sets outs the actions required to substantially close the attainment gap over the next five years and deliver a world class education system. It confirms the Scottish Government will, amongst … Continue reading
The sustainable procurement duty and community benefit requirements introduced in the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 take effect on 1st June 2016. More detailed information can be found in the statutory guidance. The sustainable procurement duty requires contracting authorities to think about how … Continue reading