Scottish Parliament

New social security legislation passed by Scottish Parliament

New legislation to improve the benefits system to help those who need it most was unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament yesterday.

Published 30 September 2020

Call for views on how social security can aid economic recovery from COVID-19

The Scottish Parliament has issued a call for views to discover how COVID-19 has impacted people in Scotland and how Scottish social security can respond.

Published 2 September 2020

Inverness Foodstuff recognised in Scottish Parliament

Ness Bank Church’s Inverness Foodstuff, which provides meals to those who are homeless, vulnerable or financially disadvantaged, has been recognised in the Scottish Parliament for its service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic – serving over 10,000 meals locally.

Published 2 September 2020

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

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

Holyrood committee drops rent controls bill

A bill to control rent levels is unlikely to be debated in Holyrood after the Local Government Committee decided there was not enough time to scrutinise it.

Published 1 July 2020

MSPs launch inquiry into Scotland's green recovery from COVID-19

Holyrood’s environment, climate change and land reform committee has launched an inquiry into how Scotland can ensure that a green, just and resilient recovery is central in its response to the social and economic challenges of the coronavirus health crisis.

Published 29 June 2020

Bill to control rent levels introduced at Holyrood

A bill to control rent levels has been introduced at Holyrood.

Published 4 June 2020

MSPs to quiz cabinet secretary on coronavirus care home crisis

The Scottish Parliament’s health and sport committee is to question the cabinet secretary on the impact of coronavirus on Scotland’s care homes.

Published 3 June 2020

Holyrood to investigate impact of coronavirus on care homes

The Scottish Parliament’s health and sport committee has launched a survey looking into the particular issues faced by care homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 5 May 2020

Holyrood launches inquiry into equality and human rights impact of COVID-19

The detrimental impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown measures imposed on people across Scotland is to be investigated by MSPs. 

Published 27 April 2020

Legislation passed for establishment of Scottish National Investment Bank

Legislation to establish a Scottish National Investment Bank has been passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament.

Published 22 January 2020

Citizens Advice Scotland celebrates 80th anniversary

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has today launched a new video to mark its 80th anniversary.

Published 30 September 2019

Sarah Boyack named local government spokesperson in Scottish Labour shadow cabinet reshuffle

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations’ former head of public affairs Sarah Boyack has been named Scottish Labour's spokesperson on local government on her return to parliamentary politics.

Published 3 September 2019