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Policy Update

We keep track of the latest policy developments in Scotland and across the UK. (updated 22/05/17)

Parliamentary Monitor 22nd May

This week in the Scottish Parliament

Monday, 22 May

The Social Security Committee has today published its Stage One Report on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill. Read the full report here.


Tuesday, 23 May 

There will be a debate on Stage 1 of the Seat Belts on School Transport Bill. 

Wednesday, 24 May 

The Education and Skills Committee will continue to take evidence on Workforce Planning for Scotland’s Schools. Read Children in Scotland’s response to the consultation here.

There will be portfolio questions for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work brief in the main chamber. Claudia Beamish MSP will ask the Scottish Government how it supports women into work. Pauline McNeill will ask how the Scottish Government plans to use its share of the UK apprenticeship levy. 

Thursday, 25 May 

The Social Security Committee take evidence on the two child limit in tax credit and universal credit. Read Children in Scotland’s response the Westminster Work and Pensions Committee inquiry on the Benefit Cap, here.

In the main chamber Ben MacPherson MSP will ask about the impact of the UK government’s benefit cap. 

This week in Westminster 

Westminster is in recess and will return on 19 June.  

The week in the European Parliament

The European Parliament will next sit on 31 June.