Concussion in Sport, Shopping Baskets, and Tourism: New Official Publications 15.03.21

Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

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When and how to unwind COVID-support measures to the banking system. “This in-depth analysis proposes ways to retract from supervisory COVID-19 support measures without perils for financial stability. It simulates the likely impact of the corona crisis on euro area banks’ capital and predicts a significant capital shortfall. We recommend to end accounting practices that conceal loan losses and sustain capital relief measures. Our in-depth analysis also proposes how to address the impending capital shortfall in resolution/liquidation and a supranational recapitalisation.”

Clustering and unsupervised classification in forensics: From theory to practice. Nowadays, crime investigators collect an ever increasing amount of potential digital evidence from suspects, continuously increasing the need for techniques of digital forensics. Often, digital evidence will be in the form of mostly unstructured and unlabeled data and seemingly uncorrelated information. Manually sorting out and understanding this type of data constitutes a considerable challenge, sometimes even a psychological burden, or at least a prohibitively time consuming activity. Therefore, forensic research should explore and leverage the capabilities of cluster algorithms and unsupervised machine learning towards creating robust and autonomous analysis tools for criminal investigators faced with this situation. This report presents a first comprehensive study from theory to practice on the specific case of video forensics.”

Applying the degree of urbanisation : A methodological manual to define cities, towns and rural areas for international comparisons : 2021 editionThis manual develops a harmonised methodology to facilitate international statistical comparisons and to classify the entire territory of a country along an urban-rural continuum. The degree of urbanisation classification defines cities, towns and semi-dense areas, and rural areas. [It] has been produced in close collaboration by six organisations:

  • The European Commission
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
  • The International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • The World Bank.”

Westminster and the UK Government

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Concussion in Sport: Debate and call for evidence. The House of Commons debated the issue of concussion in sport on Thursday 11th March. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is holding an inquiry into this issue and is  currently seeking evidence (deadline 30th March 2021).

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2019-21 was introduced to Parliament on 9th March 2021. The House of Commons Library has published a range of Research Briefings on specific aspects of the bill.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine adverse reactions. “A weekly report covering adverse reactions to approved COVID-19 vaccines” from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

The Scottish Parliament and Government

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International approaches to drug law reform: research. “This paper reviews the international evidence on approaches to drug law reform, focussing on case studies from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Portugal and The Netherlands. It seeks to support the ongoing development of innovative approaches to reducing drug harms, by identifying the impact of interventions abroad and situating them within their legal context.”

Impacts of lice from fish farms on wild Scottish sea trout and salmon: summary of science. “Summary of information relating to impacts of salmon lice from fish farms on wild Scottish sea trout and salmon.”

Scottish Tourism and COVID-19. “This briefing looks at the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s tourism sector. It provides insights and analysis on the scale of COVID-19 challenges faced by the sector, and the public sector policy response over the year to March 2021.”

Official Statistics

Criminal justice social work statistics: 2019 to 2020. “National-level information, as well as some local authority breakdowns, on criminal justice social work activity in Scotland. Also includes data on justice social work services and social work orders, as well as characteristics of the individuals involved.” Earlier years can be found under the Criminal Justice Social Work statistics collection.

Disabled people in the labour market in Scotland 2019. “Key statistics relating to the economic status of disabled people in the labour market from the Annual Population Survey showing comparisons between disabled and non-disabled people.”

Consumer Price Inflation basket of goods and services: 2021. “The review process for the items making up the inflation basket used to calculate the UK consumer price inflation indices and how and why the various items in the basket are chosen.”

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