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Brexit and the environment: A look at how the UK legislatures’ Committees are preparing. Part 2- The Scottish Parliament

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This series of four blog posts provides an update on committee activity across the UK legislatures relating to the potential impacts of Brexit on environmental and agricultural policy. It also explores areas that will have impact on these policy areas including international trade, immigration and any potential changes to devolution settlements.

This series sign-posts to committee inquiries held during the summer and autumn and will cover 1) The National Assembly for Wales, 2) The Scottish Parliament, 3) The House of Commons and 4) The House of Lords (with recognition that Northern Ireland Assembly Committees remain dissolved).

This post covers the Scottish Parliament and follows yesterday’s article exploring the National Assembly for Wales.

The next post will explore the work of the House of Commons.

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New Publication: The food and drink industry in Wales

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The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM, is due to make an oral statement on the food and drink industry in the Assembly on 7 November.

This briefing provides an overview of the food and drink industry in Wales, including key facts about the economic importance of the sector, and targets for its growth. It details Welsh Government strategy for the industry, outlines recent progress on delivering the strategy, and highlights areas likely to be affected by the UK’s exit from the European Union. It also outlines support available for businesses in the food and drink industry.

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How resilient is Wales? Findings from the Welsh Government’s Well-being of Wales report.

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What is the Well-being of Wales Report 2016-2017?

The Welsh Government recently published the first annual Well-being of Wales, 2016-2017 report (25 September 2017) as a requirement of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. The report details the current position and recent progress towards achieving the 7 well-being goals of the Act. Building upon the Act, Prosperity for All – the National Strategy sets out the aims of the Welsh Government and the steps needed to achieve them. The Well-being statement 2017 explains this and lays out the revised 12 well-being objectives for this government term. The key findings of the Well-being of Wales report are provided on the Welsh Government’s website.

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New Publication: Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management in Wales

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This briefing provides an overview of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) arrangements in Wales. It outlines the key legislation and policy documents in place nationally and locally around the Welsh coast. It also describes the funding in place and highlights important reviews to date of Welsh FCERM practices.

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New Publication: The Planning Series 15 – Compulsory Purchase Orders

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Compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) allow certain bodies to obtain land or property without the consent of the owner. A CPO is a tool used to facilitate developments that are considered to be in the public’s interest and on land the owner does not want to sell. This quick guide provides a background to CPOs; legislative powers, competent authorities, the objection process, compensation and devolution of CPOs.

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New Publication: The food and drink industry in Wales

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This briefing provides an overview of the food and drink industry in Wales, including key facts about the economic importance of the sector, and targets for its growth. It details Welsh Government strategy for the industry, outlines recent progress on delivering the strategy, and highlights areas likely to be affected by the UK’s exit from the European Union. It also outlines support available for businesses in the food and drink industry.

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Low carbon: the “new norm” for Wales?

 

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On Thursday 13 July 2017, the Research Service and the Learned Society of Wales held a seminar on the role of renewables in Wales’ future energy mix. This was the third in a new Exchanging Ideas Seminar pilot series aimed at giving Members and the wider public the opportunity to hear about and discuss different policy ideas.

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