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Briefings

Here you can find our latest parliamentary briefings on a range of issues that impact older people in Scotland. If you'd like more information about a particular topic contact the Policy team at policycomms@agescotland.org.uk 


2021 - Briefings 

Mitigating the Skills Impact of Brexit - June

Age Scotland's briefing for MSPs ahead of the Scottish Government debate on Mitigating, Tackling and Responding to the Skills Impact of Brexit. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Tackling Poverty - June

Age Scotland's briefing for MSPs ahead of the Scottish Government debate on Tackling Poverty and Building a Fairer Country. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Scotland's Men's Shed Movement - February

Age Scotland's briefing for MSPs ahead of the Members' Business debate on the men's shed movement in Scotland. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Mental Health - February

Age Scotland's briefing for MSPs ahead of a Liberal Democrat debate on mental health. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Independent Review of Adult Social Care - February

Age Scotland's briefing for MSPs ahead of the Scottish Government debate on the findings of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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2020 - Briefings

Impact of COVID-19 on loneliness and social isolation - December

Age Scotland's briefing for MSPs ahead of the Members' Business debate on the impact of COVID-19 on loneliness and social isolation. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Access to and acceptance of cash during the COVID-19 outbreak - December

Age Scotland's briefing for MPs ahead of the Westminster Hall debate on access to and acceptance of cash during the COVID-19 outbreak. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 Debate - December

Age Scotland's briefing for MSPs ahead of the Stage 1 debate on the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill. Download the pdf version here or the word document here.

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Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill - December

Age Scotland's briefing for MSPs for the Stage 1 Debate on the Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill. Download the word document here or the pdf version here.

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Migration and Care Workers - September

Age Scotland's MSP briefing for the Scottish Parliament debate about Migration and Care Workers. Download the pdf version here and the word document here.

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UK Immigration Policy - March

Age Scotland's MSP briefing for the Scottish Parliament debate about the UK's proposed Immigration System. Download the pdf version here and the word document here.

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Social Prescribing - February

Age Scotland's MSP briefing for the Health and Sport Committee's debate about Social Prescribing. Download the pdf version here and the word document here.

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2019 - Briefings

Support for Veterans and the Armed Forces Community - December

Age Scotland's MSP briefing for the Scottish Government debate about Support for Veterans and the Armed Forces Community. Download the pdf version here and the word document here.

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Free TV Licence for over 75s - November

Age Scotland's briefing paper for the Scottish Government debate about Free TV Licenes for over 75s. Download the pdf version here and the word document here.

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Transport (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3 - October

Age Scotland's briefing paper for the Scottish Parliament Stage 3 debate on the Transport (Scotland) Bill. Download our PDF version here and our Word document here.

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Scottish Women and Girls in Sport - October

Age Scotland's briefing paper for Scottish Parliament debate about Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week. Download our pdf version here and our word document here.

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First Anniversary of Social Security Scotland- September

Age Scotland welcomes the opportunity to brief MSPs in advance of the above Member’s Debate led by Shona Robison MSP. Download the pdf version here and the word document here

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What Brexit means for Scotland’s older population: 10 questions for the UK Government - September

In 2016, our sister charity Age UK set out policy priorities for Brexit. As the UK Government’s stated date for leaving the European Union approaches, i.e. 31 October 2019, uncertainty remains over many of these priorities which profoundly affect the day to day lives of older people. We seek the new UK Government’s answers to the following questions, whether or not a withdrawal agreement is negotiated. Download briefing here

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Planning (Scotland) Bill Stage 3 - June

Age Scotland's briefing for Scottish Parliament debate on stage 3 of Planning (Scotland) Bill. Download briefing here

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Changes to Pension Credit - May

Age Scotland's briefing for the Scottish Parliament debate on the proposed changes to Pension Credit. Download our briefing here

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Save Free TV Licences for over 75s - May

Age Scotland's briefing paper on the Scottish Parliament debate on scrapping free TV Licences for over 75s. Download our briefing here

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Transport (Scotland) Bill Stage 2 - May

Age Scotland's briefing on Stage 2 Transport (Scotland) Bill. Download our briefing here

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Transport (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 - April

Age Scotland's briefing on Transport (Scotland) Bill stage 1 debate. Download our briefing here

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Financial Scam Prevention - March

Age Scotland's briefing on Scottish Parliament debate about Financial Scam Prevention. Download our briefing here

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Men's Sheds - March

Age Scotland's briefing on Scottish Parliament debate celebrating the Men's Sheds movement. Download our briefing here

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Scotland's Strategy for tackling loneliness and social isolation - January

Age Scotland's briefing on the Scottish Government's strategy for Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness. Download our briefing here

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Transport Infrastructure in South West Scotland - January

Age Scotland briefing on Scottish Parliament debate on Transport Infrastructure in South West Scotland. Download our briefing here

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Housing through the lens of Ageing - January

Age Scotland's briefing for Scottish Parliament debate on the report 'Housing through the lens of Ageing'. Download briefing here

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2018 - Briefings

Scottish Water Proposal to cut the single occupancy discount - December

Age Scotland's briefing for Scottish Parliament debate on the proposal to cut Scottish Water's single occupancy discount to 10%. Download our briefing here

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Planned Bank of Scotland Branch Closures- November

Age Scotland's briefing for Scottish Parliament debate on Planned Bank of Scotland Branch Closures. Download our briefing here

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Investing in Social Care for Scotland's Future - November

Age Scotland's briefing for Scottish Parliament debate about social care in Scotland. Download our briefing here

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Building a Social Security System Together - October

Age Scotland's briefing for Scottish Parliament debate on the new Social Security Charter. Download our briefing here

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75th Anniversary of Age Scotland - October

Age Scotland celebrated our 75th Anniversary in 2018. Download our briefing here 

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Impact of Bank Closures on Local Businesses - September

Age Scotland's briefing for Scottish Parliament debate on the impact of bank closures on local businesses, consumers and the Scottish economy. Download our briefing here.

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Lord Bracadale Review on Hate Crime Legislation - June

Age Scotland's briefing for Scottish Parliament debate on Lord Bracadale's independent review of Hate Crime legislation. Download our briefing here

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Planning (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 - May

Age Scotland's briefing for Scottish Parliament debate on Stage 1 Report on the Planing (Scotland) Bill. Download our briefing here

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Campaign to Save ATMs - May

Age Scotland's briefing for Scottish Parliament debate about the availability of free to use Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). Download our briefing here

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Draft National Loneliness Strategy - January

Age Scotland's briefing for Scottish Parliament debate concerning the draft national strategy on social isolation and loneliness. Download our briefing here

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