public sector

Disability-related harassment: the role of public bodies - a qualitative research report

Research designed to provide detailed information about disabled people’s experiences and views of disability-related harassment and their perceptions of the role of public bodies.

It was based on focus groups and in-depth interviews with a total of 87 disabled people, recruited on the basis of having experienced disability related harassment in the previous three years.

Scottish spending review 2011 and draft budget 2012-13

Scotland's spending plans from 2012-13 to 2014-15 together with the draft Scottish budget 2012-13 for consultation with the Scottish Parliament and the people of Scotland.

Renewing Scotland: the government's programme for Scotland 2011-2012

Programme for government that set out the steps that will be taken in the year ahead to deliver its commitment to make Scotland better.

The commission on the future delivery of public services: financial scrutiny unit briefing

The report of the Commission on the Future Delivery of Public Services (also known as the Christie Commission after its chair, Dr Campbell Christie CBE) was published on 29 June 2011.

This briefing provides background to the establishment of the Commission, a summary of its main conclusions and recommendations, and outlines some initial reaction to the report.

System reset: transforming public services through IT

Report that sets out solutions to some of the problems faced by public services as regards the use of IT.

Open Public Services White Paper

Paper that explains just how reforms give power to those who have been overlooked and under-served. It will demonstrate that it is only by publishing data on how public services do their jobs that power can be wrested out of the hands of highly paid officials and given back to the people. The reforms will mean that the poorest will be at the front of the queue.

Early intervention: smart investment, massive savings

Second independent report to Her Majesty's Government. It proposes two complementary approaches to funding: one is to use current public funding more effectively; the other is to mobilise additional investment from sources outside the public sector.

This will require a new approach to supporting service commissioners, providers and a new cadre of investors.

Working and fathers: combining family life and work

This report looks at the crucial issue of what men themselves think about the effect that the opportunity to work flexibly has on their lives as employees and in their family lives.

Personalisation and the social care 'revolution': future options for the reform of public services (Policy paper 3)

The first part of this policy paper provides a very brief overview of the development of adult social care in order to place the advent of personal budgets in their historical and policy context.