The blue economy, UK Journalism, and private sector rent: New Official Publications 30.11.20

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

Unsustainable finance in the blue economy. Where does the money come from? : recommendations report. “This study aims to identify and describe the financial practices in the blue economy that support unsustainable activities, particularly those which harm the ocean environment and local communities … contribute to bringing together … financial institutions … [in] sustainable funding and investment in the blue economy [and] encourage the alignment of financial flows … towards a fully circular, low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.”

Energy, transport and environment statistics: 2020 edition. “This publication presents a selection of topical data. Most data cover the European Union and its Member States, while some indicators are provided for other countries, such as members of EFTA, and candidate countries and potential candidates to the European Union.”

The euro area after COVID-19. This report covers the economic challenges and policy issues of COVID-19, fiscal dominance, and European Central Bank independence. 

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

Disability discrimination. “This [Research] briefing provides an overview of disability discrimination law and explains legal duties to consider the needs of disabled people.”

Breaking News? The future of UK Journalism. This inquiry, by the Communications and Digital Commitee, looks at; the changing production and consumption of journalism, journalism as a career, and a sustainable future for journalism.

Policy paper: National Infrastructure Strategy. “The National Infrastructure Strategy sets out plans to transform UK infrastructure in order to level up the country, strengthen the Union and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.”

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Scottish Parliament

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body – 2012. Licensed under the Open Scottish Parliament Licence v1.0.

Stage 1 Report on the Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill. “In its Programme for Government on 3 September 2019, the Scottish Government stated its intention to bring forward a Heat Networks Bill.” Following the bills introduction, the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee began taking evidence on 23 June 2020.

The Bill will introduce regulation of the heat network sector to support, facilitate and create controls in respect of the development of district and communal heating infrastructure in Scotland. Accelerating the deployment of heat networks will help Scotland to decarbonise its heat supply and will contribute to our climate change targets.

Public attitudes to Coronavirus: November update. “This report includes some high level findings from recent polling work on public attitudes to the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland.”

Social Security Experience Panels – ethnic minorities: report. “This report is on research with ethnic minority groups about their past experiences of social security and the barriers that exist to them in accessing support. It provides information about the steps Social Security Scotland is taking to help overcome these barriers.”

Official Statistics

Universal Credit Scotland dashboard: November 2020. “The most recent official statistics (as of November 2020) on people receiving, claiming, and starting on Universal Credit in Scotland.”

Private sector rent statistics: 2010 – 2020. “This publication presents statistics on average private sector rent levels in Scotland by Broad Rental Market Area and size of property, for the years 2010 to 2020.”

Retail sales, Great Britain: October 2020. “A first estimate of retail sales in volume and value terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted ” (Previous releases)

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