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Executive motion - what our ministers have in store
The first half of a broad look of the challenges faced by the ministers in each of Stormont's new departments.
Outcomes and the Programme for Government
The new PfG - currently under construction, intertwined with sticky negotiations over the Executive - will be "outcomes-based". What does this mean? Surely this can't be new? Scope looks at a new model for all sectors.
Unhealthy future - part two
Part two of our look at health reform in the context of Stormont parties' policies. Here we examine party manifestos - and find contradictions, shameless vote grabbing, and deceit or stupidity or both.
Unhealthy future - part one
The need for health reform will become even more pressing throughout the next mandate. Scope has analysed party policy alongside the unanimous view of experts who say how and why HSC should be remodelled. The conclusions are worrying.
Sinn Fein Assembly manifesto for 2016
We continue to look at the main party's manifestos ahead of the Assembly elections - and find that Sinn Fein's document is unsurprising.
UUP manifesto - education "the priority"
The latest major party manifesto to be released ahead of the Assembly elections comes from the UUP. Scope takes a look.
NI transport is at a crucial time – and has an opportunity
The recent consultation document on Accessible Transport appears to have forgotten about community providers – but are things that simple? Scope takes a look.
February health summit must bring results
Next week Prof. Rafael Bengoa and his panel will meet with our major parties. Agreeing principles for health reform is vital - time is short.
New enforced labour measures could make things worse
Our structures for tackling labour exploitation are a mess, but moves by the Home Office and DBIS might not help. Scope takes a look.
Should we have the right to die on our own terms?
Debate about right to die - and the right to help our loved ones do so, if they wish - is growing in the UK. Scope looks at a deceptively simple point of principle and its complex fine details.