Crowdfunding, e-scooters, and sea fisheries: New Official Publications 05.10.20

Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014. © European Union 2014 – Source EP

Regulating crowdfunding: “As a step towards Capital Markets Union, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation on crowdfunding service providers in March 2018, to facilitate the cross-border offer of such financial services across the EU.”

Country report, Gender equality: How are EU rules transposed into national law? : United Kingdom 2020. This report provides detailed information on how the EU’s gender equality laws are transposed into UK law.

Shaping the digital transformation in Europe. This report discusses “a set of such high-impact technologies and applications, for example, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, advanced robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and their potential impact on Europe’s economy, the labour market, and wider society.”

Westminster and the UK Government

House of Commons Library (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

House of Commons Library (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

Race and Ethnic Disparities. “On 14 June 2020, in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, the Prime Minister indicated the Government would set up a commission to investigate “all aspects of inequality”. On 16 July 2020 the Prime Minister formally established the independent Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

This briefing discusses the work and structure of the Commission. It provides statistics on race and ethnic disparities in various areas of life, including education, health, policing & criminal justice, employment, housing and public life.”

E-scooters: pavement nuisance or transport innovation? E-scooters are increasingly being used in Britain for local journeys, however their use is currently illegal. The Department of Transport has launched a consultation to investigate the potential for legalising their use, and this report by the Transport Committee examines the challenges and benefits of e-scooters.

Windrush Lessons Learned Review response: comprehensive improvement plan. “The Home Office has written this Comprehensive Improvement Plan in response to the Windrush Lessons Learned Review, published on 19 March 2020. The Home Secretary accepted the findings in the Review on 23 June 2020. This document sets out the Home Office’s Comprehensive Improvement Plan”, in response to the review’s recommendations.

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Scottish Parliament

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The Scottish Parliament’s casework service: understanding the hidden work of MSPs by University of Glasgow Senior Lecturer in Public Law Dr Chris Gill. “This briefing summarises the findings of a research project investigating how MSPs and their caseworkers deal with cases brought to them by constituents. The research involved interviewing MSPs and their caseworkers to collect both quantitative and qualitative information about their casework. It concludes that this often hidden work constitutes a substantial, publicly-funded advice service.”

Re-opening Scotland’s courts and tribunals system: “A report by the Justice Committee on the re-opening of Scotland’s courts and tribunals system during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Considers issues created by court backlogs, comparisons with other jurisdictions, and potential solutions.

Scottish Social Attitudes 2019: attitudes to government and political engagement. “Findings from the 2019 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey (SSA), conducted between August 2019 and March 2020, on attitudes to government, the economy, the health service, levels of tax and spend, government priorities and political engagement.”

Official Statistics

Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2019-2020. “Statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland, split by crime or offence group and by local authority.”

Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2019. “National Statistics publication that provides data on the tonnage and value of all landings of sea fish and shellfish by Scottish vessels, all landings into Scotland, the rest of the UK and abroad, and the size and structure of the Scottish fishing fleet and employment on Scottish vessels.”

Children’s well-being indicator review, UK: 2020. “Proposal and methodology for updating our children’s well-being indicators to better represent children’s lives today.”

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