December 3, 2014
Much to take in
The past fortnight has seen a flurry of separate announcements. Alex Neil MSP takes over from John Swinney MSP as Cab Sec for our sector with a new tweak to the title – Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights – perhaps reflecting a slight shift in emphasis. We have a new Minister for Community Empowerment, Marco Biagi MSP. And in amongst the headline grabbing land reform announcements, the new £10m Empowering Communities Fund has to be good news. And little has been made so far of the Smith Commission’s proposals for the Crown Estate. Much to take in.
Three major sets of announcements over the past fortnight.
First Minister’s announces new ministerial line up 21/11/14 – read here
First Minister’s announced her programme for government 26/11/14 – read here
Key points from the Smith Commission on new powers for Scotland 27/11/14– read here