Protecting pollinators in the EU: This briefing includes the background of pollinators in the EU, status and trends in pollinators, EU action in favour of pollinators, and policy assessment.
Report on the 2021 big data and economic forecasting workshop: “Modern economies produce massive datasets that need to be analysed using new modelling techniques like those from data science. The exploration of such huge and real-time amount of information generates new insights that are potentially useful for policymakers when designing policy interventions. The second edition of the Big Data and Economic Forecasting workshop (March 16-17, 2021) gathered together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from diverse backgrounds, with the goal of discussing the latest applications of big data technologies to economics and finance. In this report, we summarize the works presented and the main conclusions of the workshop, highlighting the relevant state-of-the-art and the venues for future research.”
Study on the exposure of children to linear, non-linear and online marketing of foods high in fat, salt or sugar: “The number of children who have overweight or obesity has steadily increased in recent years. … The EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020 states that, in order to tackle overweight and obesity in children, it is necessary to specifically address the issue of the marketing of foods high in fat, sugars and salt targeting children.”
Westminster & the UK Government
Economics of music streaming, a report by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. This report covers music streaming, live music, copyright, creator renumeration, the market and competition.
Hospitality strategy: reopening, recovery, resilience: a policy paper from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. “This strategy sets out how the UK government will work with the hospitality sector, as it reopens and recovers from COVID-19, to build the sector’s longer term resilience.”
The 2019 Loan Charge – House of Commons Library Research Briefing. “In the 2016 Budget the Government announced the introduction of the Loan Charge – a major initiative to tackle the mass marketing of tax avoidance ‘loan schemes’. Since the legislation establishing the Loan Charge was introduced, there have been many concerns as to its design and the financial difficulties facing taxpayers who used these schemes to either settle with HMRC or pay the Charge. In the 2020 Budget the Government confirmed it would implement a series of reforms to the Loan Charge, following the recommendations of an independent review, chaired by Sir Amyas Morse.”
Scottish Parliament & Government
Scottish Child Payment: “Scottish Child Payment is at the forefront of plans to reduce child poverty. This briefing describes the policy development, looks at early data on take-up and considers its possible impact on child poverty.”
Consultation on The Scottish Government’s draft Gaelic language plan 2021-2026. This is a consultation for the Scottish Government’s third Gaelic Language Plan.
Outdoor recreation – understanding the drivers of participation: research: “This report presents findings from research into participation in outdoor recreation among adults in Scotland. The research explores drivers behind the observed increases in participation, as well variations across population groups, with a view to widening participation.”
Construction output in Great Britain: May 2021: “Short-term measures of output by the construction industry and contracts awarded for new construction work in Great Britain.”
Travel times to key services by car or public transport: Travel times (minutes) to key services by car or public transport including Banks, Petrol Stations, GPs, Libraries, and Supermarkets.
Scottish Government Spend with Top 50 Suppliers: “This dataset details the Scottish Government’s spend with it’s top 50 suppliers, calculated using spend by value, by financial year. This comprises spend on goods, works and services.”
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