Newly published official publications from :
Westminster and the UK Government
The Government Response to the Report on Digital Connectivity in Scotland by the Scottish Affairs Committee has been published. The inquiry investigated the issues related to mobile and broadband connectivity in Scotland.
What if there’s no Brexit deal? “What could happen if the EU and UK negotiators don’t agree a withdrawal agreement in time and the UK has to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 without one – and with no framework for future relations either? This paper looks at how such a situation might come about, the constitutional implications for the UK and the devolved administrations, and what the impact might be in a range of policy areas.”
A connected society: A strategy for tackling loneliness – laying the foundations for change. “This strategy sets out the approach to tackling loneliness in England. It marks a shift in the way we see and act on loneliness, both within government and in society more broadly.”
The European Union
Cyber violence and hate speech online against women. “This study looks into the phenomenon of cyber violence and hate speech online against women in the European Union. After reviewing existing definitions of the different forms of cyber violence, the study assesses the root causes and impact of online violence on women. It continues by analysing and mapping the prevalence, victims and perpetrators. ”
The EU and Asia [What Think Tanks are thinking]: “This note offers links to selected recent commentaries, studies and reports from major international think-tanks on EU-Asian relations, the situation in the region and some of its countries.”
Plastics: Reuse, recycling and marine litter : final report. “The objectives were to identify and examine options to improve the reuse and recycling of plastics, and to reduce leakage of plastics to the marine environment.“
The Scottish Parliament and Government
Brewing and distilling in Scotland – economic facts and figures. “Scotland’s brewing and distilling sectors play a vital role in the Scottish economy, permeating many facets of Scottish society. This paper presents economic facts and figures about Scotland’s brewing and distilling sectors, with the objective of aiding policy scrutiny and developments in these sectors. Topics covered include: business base profile, turnover, employment, GVA, trade, and links with other industries.”
The annual report for the five Scottish national performing companies: April 2016 – March 2018. “Report on National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Opera.”
Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2017: “This report is based on the returns of an annual survey questionnaire sent to all active authorised fish farming businesses in Scotland.”
Office for National Statistics
Rural Scotland: Key Facts 2018. “The Rural Scotland Key Facts is a biennial compendium publication comparing and contrasting statistics on key policy topics such as People and Communities, Services and Lifestyle, Economy and Enterprise broken down by Remote Rural, Accessible Rural and the Rest of Scotland.”
Breastfeeding: Number, and percentage of, babies being breastfed or exclusively breastfed by review stage (Scotland).
Household satellite account, UK: 2015 and 2016. “The Household Satellite Accounts (HHSA) measures and values the unpaid outputs (adult and childcare, household housing services, nutrition, clothing and laundry, transport and volunteering) produced by households in the UK”.
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