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Upcoming conferences filtered by subject: Public Sector and Government
The Scottish Government's new Planning Act for Scotland aimed to ..."change planning's operation and its reputation from that of a regulator to a positive and active enabler of good quality development...". This conference explains whether it has been successful, the content and implications of the new Act and what you need to know about how the Act will affect planning and development in Scotland.
Tue 3rd Sep 2019
The Role of Regulators in Scotland: Delivering Effective Accountability and Scrutiny for Public Services, Markets and Consumers
This conference discusses Scotland's regulators and regulatory regimes and the current and future approach in Scotland to the regulation of public services, markets and companies. It examines how disruptive technology and data, changing consumer demands, increased powers for the Scottish Parliament and developing trends in regulation have combined to affect accountability, service delivery and improvement.
Thu 12th Sep 2019
This conference, run in association with Morton Fraser LLP, examines the consequences of a deal or no deal between the UK and the EU. It will set out how the core elements of any deal – or an exit with no deal - will affect trade, access to EU markets and economic prospects and the impact of these changes upon labour for private and public sectors, tariffs, rules and regulations, customs and supply chains. If you want to understand the consequences of a deal or no deal Brexit for your organisation, start here.
Thu 10th Oct 2019
Morton Fraser Lawyers
This conference focuses on how Scotland can tackle the current challenges in the integration of health and social care and meet our wider health care reform needs reflected in those challenges. It discusses re-balancing the current primacy of hospital based services with the development of a more fit for purpose health care structure, encompassing primary and community based care and meeting the growing demand for management of longer term conditions.
Tue 29th Oct 2019
This conference will discuss the Scottish Government's announced proposals for a new deposit return scheme to cover metal cans, PET plastic and glass; it is intended to charge a 20p per container returnable deposit.
Thu 31st Oct 2019
This conference examines the Scottish Government's proposals to change Scottish charity law, discusses the wider strategic picture for charities and the Third Sector in Scotland, considers how the status and value of modern charities in Scotland can be more comprehensively enhanced and assesses core challenges on leadership, funding, social partnership and the core value of charities to civic Scotland.
Thu 7th Nov 2019
This conference examines how a Scottish tourism tax might be structured, how it could be operated, what the impact of such a tax would be and the potential benefits which may arise from the use of revenues from a tourism tax.
Fri 15th Nov 2019
Edinburgh City Chambers
The 7th annual care of older people in Scotland conference focuses on the challenge of delivering excellent care. How can this be managed in the context of an older population which is growing annually, rising expectations about care quality, a wider understanding of care rights and acute pressures created by increased resource demand?
Thu 12th Dec 2019
This conference examines the Scottish Government's plans for delivering new infrastructure and capital investment in Scotland. It discusses the implications of raising overall levels of capital expenditure by an additional £1.5 billion per year and, alongside that, the objectives of the work of the Scottish Futures Trust and the Scottish Infrastructure Commission.
Thu 30th Jan 2020
This conference examines how the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, Ministers and MSPs work and explains the policy and media context within which decision making in those organisations takes place. The conference is aimed at people and organisations who need to be heard in high places in order to influence policy and decision making.
Thu 5th Mar 2020