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  • Climate Change Bill

    Action to mitigate climate change is a key component of the Scottish Government’s aim to create a growing, sustainable and inclusive economy. The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 set world-leading greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, including a target to reduce emissions by 80% by... More
    Closed 1 day ago
  • New Scots: Refugee Integration in Scotland – Engagement

    Scotland has a long history of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world. We want Scotland to continue to be a welcoming nation and to support refugees, asylum seekers and the communities they settle in, to enable everyone to be active participants in our society. Our... More
    Closed 1 week ago
  • Air Departure Tax (ADT) – Consultations on an overall 50% reduction policy plan and an Environmental Report

    The Scottish Government is undertaking two public consultations relating to Air Departure Tax (ADT): Consultation 1: On the Scottish Government’s policy for an overall 50% ADT reduction by the end of the current session of the Scottish Parliament; Consultation 2: On an... More
    Closed 1 week ago
  • Review of Lymphoma Quality Performance Indicators Consultation

    Under the auspices of the Scottish Cancer Taskforce, National Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs) were developed to drive continuous quality improvement in cancer care across NHSScotland. In September 2013, Lymphoma QPIs were published, and following 3 years of national comparative data,... More
    Closed 1 week ago
  • Supporting Children's Learning Code of Practice

    The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 provides the legal framework for identifying and addressing the additional support needs of children and young people who face a barrier, or barriers, to learning. The Act aims to ensure that all children and young people are... More
    Closed 2 weeks ago
  • The Socio Economic Duty

    The socio-economic duty asks particular public authorities to do more to tackle the inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage. In particular, the duty aims to make sure that strategic decisions about the most important issues are carefully thought through so that they are as... More
    Closed 2 weeks ago
  • Administrative Boundary Review at Cardowan

    The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland has decided to undertake a review of the boundary between Glasgow City and North Lanarkshire council areas at Cardowan, Stepps. The boundary review was initiated following a large number of requests from local residents in Glasgow... More
    Closed 2 weeks ago
  • Scottish 4G infill programme consultation: Request for information

    The Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust have been working in partnership to develop the Scottish 4G Infill Programme for Scotland. The programme seeks to develop an initial approach which can facilitate the deployment of 4G LTE infill coverage where this does not yet exist, and where it... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • The Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on draft regulations being made under the 2016 Act. The contents of the draft regulations are a culmination of many years of work and have been informed by the Parliamentary Bill process, stakeholder engagement and the Inspector of Crematoria. ... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Independent Review of Financial Support for Students in Scotland

    The consultation seeks views on the independent review of student support in further and higher education in Scotland, chaired by Jayne-Anne Gadhia. The review and consultation takes place in the wider context of Scottish Government ambitions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the... More
    Closed 3 weeks ago
  • Scotland's Ten Year Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs 2017-2026

    Scotland’s Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs 2017-20206 aims to support improved outcomes for children and young people with complex additional support needs through strategic commissioning of national services; with... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Review of Clinical Trial Access Quality Performance Indicator

    Under the auspices of the Scottish Cancer Taskforce, National Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs) were developed to drive continuous quality improvement in cancer care across NHSScotland. In July 2014, the Clinical Trial Access QPI was published, and following 3 years of national... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Places, People and Planning - Position Statement – June 2017

    The independent review of the planning system reported in May 2016. In January we published Places, People and Planning, setting out an integrated package of proposed improvements to planning. Consultation on these proposals closed on 4 April 2017 and an independent analysis of the consultation... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Superfast broadband in Scotland: reaching 100%

    The Reaching 100% Programme (“R100”) is striving to extend the availability of NGA broadband infrastructure to meet the Scottish Government’s commitment to deliver superfast broadband access to 100% of premises in Scotland by 2021. To achieve this, Scottish Government intends to procure... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Consultation on draft regulations transferring the Scottish Charity Appeals Panel to the Scottish Tribunals.

    Consultation on draft regulations transferring the Scottish Charity Appeals Panel (SCAP) to the Scottish Tribunals. This includes regulations transferring the functions and members of the SCAP to the Scottish Tribunals, the rules of procedure for the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland General... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Consultation on Draft Regulations Regarding the Transfer of the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland into the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland

    This consultation seeks views on draft regulations to transfer the functions and members of the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (ASNTS) to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (First-tier Tribunal). Download the consultation paper. More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Consultation on Amendments to Permitted Development Rights for Fin Fish and Shellfish Developments

    Permitted development rights (PDR) for fish farms were introduced by The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Fish Farming)(Scotland) Amendment Order 2012 and the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2012. The... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Consultation in relation to the draft Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

    The Scottish Ministers are seeking comments on proposals to transpose, for large private water supplies, Directive (EU) 2015/1787 which makes some changes to Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption (“the Drinking Water Directive”). These changes need to be... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Safe and Effective Staffing in Health and Social Care

    The proposals set out in the consultation document will focus intentionally on the application of evidence based approaches to nursing and midwifery workload and workforce planning as there is already a validated framework, methodology and suite of planning tools that are mandated for use in NHS... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Improving Parking in Scotland

    The consultation paper will set out proposed arrangements that aims to deliver a consistent approach to managing parking in Scotland. It invites views on how we can improve the clarity of the laws on parking , what restrictions that should be applied, the exceptions that should be granted,... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Energy efficiency and condition standards in private rented housing: A Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme Consultation

    The Scottish Government has designated energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority, the cornerstone of which will be Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP). This 15 to 20 year programme will improve the energy efficiency of our homes and buildings, supporting our efforts to... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • A Consultation on the draft Delivery Plan for Equally Safe: Scotland's strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls.

    In 2016 Scottish Government published a revised version of Equally Safe, Scotland's strategy to eradicate violence against women and girls. The strategy envisions a Scotland where all individuals are equally safe and respected, and where women and girls live free from all forms of violence and... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Severance Policy in Devolved Public Sector in Scotland

    The Scottish Government seeks to ensure severance arrangements are fair and equitable while providing value for money for the people of Scotland. Severance continues to play an essential role in ensuring employers across the public sector in Scotland deliver services efficiently and effectively... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Consultation on funding of The Scottish Energy Performance Certificate Register.

    The purpose of this consultation is to update stakeholders on the current status of the Scottish Energy Performance Certificate Register (SEPCR), to advise on pending action to amend the statutory fees payable on lodgement of energy performance data and to seek views on the manner in which the... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions Relating to Land

    Under Part 4 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Act”), Scottish Ministers have a duty to issue “guidance about engaging communities in decisions relating to land which may affect communities” (“the Guidance”). The purpose of the Guidance is to encourage land owners and... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • The Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2017

    The Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 provides a modern, comprehensive legislative framework for burial and cremation. The existing legislation was outdated and increasingly unfit for purpose. Many of the Act’s provisions are rooted in recommendations made by various review groups,... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Consultation on the British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan

    Introduction to the consultation and Ministerial foreword from the First Minister and Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years: This consultation on the Draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan seeks to gather your views about the proposed actions. The plan has... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Good College Governance

    This consultation paper seeks comments on: • Recommendation 1 of the Good Governance Task Group Report: better arrangements are put in place to improve board member recruitment • Recommendation 9 of the Good Governance Task Group Report: more sanctions are considered so that a... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Talking "Fracking": A Consultation on Unconventional Oil and Gas

    The future of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland has proven both complex and controversial, and deeply held, sincere views have emerged on all sides of the debate. The Scottish Government’s position is to take a cautious, evidence led approach while we gather and consider evidence. In... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Consultation on a Draft Onshore Wind Policy Statement

    We are publishing this draft statement, alongside the draft Energy Strategy. Onshore wind development is essential to Scotland’s transformation to a fully decarbonised energy system by 2050 and brings opportunities which underpin our vision to grow a low carbon economy and build a fairer... More
    Closed 4 months ago
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