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Issue 14 - December 2016

TACKLING UNCERTAIN FUTURES

In this issue we focus on uncertainty and change, which seems to have become a persistent feature of domestic and international public policy in 2016. We also feature other contemporary issues as usual. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss advertising in or writing for the next edition at scottishpolicynow@mackayhannah.com. Issue 15 will be published in Spring 2017 and will reflect on 'Scotland - What's Next?' with discussion on Brexit, our public finances, the search for economic growth, the Scottish Parliament's new powers and the future for our public services in the context of May's Council elections.

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Issue 13

SCOTLAND'S LOW CARBON OPPORTUNITY

In this issue we focus on Scotland's Low Carbon Opportunity - in business and public services - following the outcome of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. We also feature a range of broader public policy issues as usual. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss advertising in or writing for the next edition at scottishpolicynow@mackayhannah.com. Issue 14 will be published in May/June 2016, will reflect on the policy implications of the Scottish Government election outcome and will consider the additional powers coming to the Scottish Parliament.

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Issue 12

GOVERNMENT IN THE UK AND SCOTLAND

With the Referendum and UK election down - and a Scottish Parliament election to come - this issue discusses Scottish policy in the context of government and governance across the UK. Please contact us if you would like to discuss advertising in or writing for the next edition at scottishpolicynow@mackayhannah.com. Issue 13 will be published in December 2015 and the policy focus will be Scotland's low carbon opportunity - in business and public services - set against the backdrop of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

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Issue 11

HEALTH AND THE NATION

In this issue we examine 'Health and the Nation'. Where does Scotland stand in wellness terms at home, at work, culturally, economically, politically and as a civic society? We also feature a range of broader public policy issues as usual. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss advertising in or writing for the next edition at scottishpolicynow@mackayhannah.com. Issue 12 will be published in August 2015 and with one Referendum and one UK election down - and a Scottish Parliament election to come - that issue will examine government and governance across the UK and the implications of the outcomes for Scottish policy.

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Issue 10

SCOTLAND DECIDES - PUBLIC POLICY PERSPECTIVES

In this issue we have invited contributors to discuss some of the current public policy challenges and options they see - regardless of our constitutional/institutional status. We have had the Referendum, but we don't yet have an answer as to what is next. As that unpacks we will return to the discussion of policy development and objectives against constitutional context. Issue 11 - in Winter 2014 - will examine 'Health and the Nation'. Where does Scotland stand in wellness terms at home, at work, culturally, economically, politically and as a civic society? We will also feature a range of broader public policy issues. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss advertising in or writing for the next edition at scottishpolicynow@mackayhannah.com

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Issue 9: April 2014

WHAT WILL BE SCOTLAND'S ECONOMIC USP OVER THE YEARS TO 2050?

In this issue's policy focus we ask 'What will be Scotland's economic USP over the years to 2050?' There is also the usual range of broader public policy topics. Issue 10 in September will address that month's biggest question. With the Referendum decision fast approaching we invite examination of the possible futures ahead in areas of public policy and private enterprise from both perspectives. Yes or No: however we vote what are the likely differences for public policies that matter to people living in Scotland? We will also feature a range of broader public policy issues. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss advertising in or writing for the next edition at scottishpolicynow@mackayhannah.com

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Issue 8: January 2014

SMART CITIES: SMART SERVICES: SMART WORKING

In this issue's policy focus we feature Smart Cities: Smart Services: Smart Working. There is also the usual range of broader public policy topics. Issue 9 in April 2014 will ask "What will be Scotland's economic USP over the years to 2050?" From energy to food and drink, and everything in between, where and how do we secure our global niche? As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss advertising in or writing for the next edition at scottishpolicynow@mackayhannah.com

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Issue 7: Nov 2013

HEALTH, WELL BEING AND AGEING: SCOTLAND 2020

In this issue's policy focus we feature a range of articles looking at Health, Well Being and Ageing: Scotland 2020. We also consider a range of broader public policy issues. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Issue 8 will feature Smart Cities: Smart Services: Smart Working. Ranging from carbon consumption to mobility and from digital innovation to global competitiveness, the combination of our cities as growth drivers and the evolving need for smart cultures in all we do present tremendous challenges and opportunities. Issue 8 will provide a platform for discussion of Scotland's 'Smart' horizon. We will also feature a range of broader public policy issues. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss advertising in or writing for the next edition at scottishpolicynow@mackayhannah.com

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Issue 6

TRAINING, SKILLS, EDUCATION AND THE ECONOMY

Our sixth issue policy focus is on the policy theme of Training, Skills, Education and the Economy. We also consider a range of broader public policy issues. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Our next issue will feature discussion and analysis on the policy theme of Health, Well Being and Ageing: Scotland 2020. Please contact us if you would like to discuss contributing to the next issue: scottishpolicynow@mackayhannah.com

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Issue 5

GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC SERVICES, MODERNISATION

Our fifth issue policy focus is on the theme of Government, Public Services and Modernisation. We also consider a range of broader public policy issues. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Our next issue will feature discussion and analysis on the policy theme of Training, Skills, Education and the Economy. Please contact us if you would like to discuss contributing to the next issue: scottishpolicynow@mackayhannah.com

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