On 15th November 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that Scotland can set a minimum price for alcohol. Originally proposed in 2012, the legislation has been held up by a legal challenge from the Scotch Whiskey Association (SWA).1 The defeat of their appeal means that the Scottish Government is now free to proceed with its plans to introduce a minimum price of alcohol, planned to be 50 pence per unit. Read More
Local Government has a direct role in delivery of many national policy areas, and a duty to work with community planning partners to deliver improved outcomes for local people. Public policy is complex. Read More
The Fife Strategic Assessment presents a challenging overview of Fife for those involved in providing services, developing strategy and drawing up policies. Read More
Unintentional injury is a common cause of A+E attendance and emergency admission to hospital, and is recorded in approximately 8% of deaths among children and 3% among adults.
The Fife Community Safety Strategy 2015-2020 includes the outcome of ‘People are safe from fire and unintentional harm’, with the Safer Communities Co-ordinating Group monitoring progress towards meeting this goal. Read More
Places can help define us, they can give us a sense of belonging and they are the backdrop to everything we do. Having good places to live our lives in can enrich us and make it easier to achieve our ambitions. Read More