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NHS in Scotland 2023

The Scottish Government needs to develop a clear national strategy for health and social care to address the pressures on services.

Decarbonising heat in homes

The Scottish Government will not be able to phase out fossil-fuel home heating systems by 2045 unless it significantly increases the scale and pace of activi

Local government in Scotland: Financial bulletin 2022/23

Financial pressures push councils to make hard decisions about service cuts

Adult mental health

Accessing adult mental health services in Scotland remains slow and complicated for many people.

Scotland's City Region and Growth Deals: Progress of the 2020 audit report recommendations

This briefing looks at progress against 11 of the recommendations made about City Region and Growth Deals in our 2020 report.

Early learning and childcare: Progress on delivery of the 1,140 hours expansion

The Scottish Government, councils and partners did well to increase early learning and childcare (ELC) provision to 1,140 hours a year per child, despite the

Criminal courts backlog

The criminal trial backlog that built up during the Covid-19 pandemic has been significantly reduced but waiting times for the most serious crimes have doubl

Local government in Scotland: Overview 2023

Radical change is needed across Scotland's councils