The Crown Estate in Scotland includes a diverse portfolio of property, rights and interests that influence many aspects of rural and coastal life in Scotland. This consultation is an opportunity to help shape the long term framework for the devolved management of the Crown Estate in Scotland and...More
To ensure we have the right staff for our health and social care services now and in the future, we will publish a National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan in Spring 2017.
This Discussion Document seeks comments and views from individuals and organisations about the issues the National...More
To seek an amendment to the code of conduct to allow councillors to continue to act as councillors and continue to represent their electorate without there being a conflict of interest if they represent the council on the board of an external organisation.
The consultation seeks views on the practical application of the Scottish Government’s draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill provisions. It also offers consultees an opportunity to offer views on how the Bill might be strengthened.
The purpose of the Gender...More
This Consultation looks at two ways to potentially increase the number of deceased organ donation and tissues donors - by seeking to increase numbers of referrals and by seeking to increase the number of times when donation is authorised to proceed.
The first chapter seeks views on alternative...More
A consultation on the draft regulations to implement the two priority Universal Credit (UC) flexibilities: managed payments of rent to landlords; and more frequent payments of UC.
Note: This consultation will last 8 weeks. As this is principally a technical consultation on the draft regulations...More
A consultation on the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement, which is a set of principles with an overarching vision that will guide the development of public policy on the nature and character of land rights and responsibilities in Scotland.
This consultation is to seek comment on a revised volume of practical fire safety guidance. The guidance aims to help those responsible for fire safety in premises such as pubs, offices, shops, entertainment venues and transport hubs meet their legal duties.
The guidance has been developed for...More
The Scottish Government recognises the importance of planning in supporting economic growth, in the delivery of quality homes and in community empowerment. We have committed to consulting on enhanced fees, following the independent review of planning recommendation that fees for major applications...More
Transport Scotland is seeking views on its proposed approach to the rail infrastructure investment strategy from April 2019. The results from this consultation will help to inform the Scottish Ministers’ High Level Output Specification (HLOS). The HLOS is a blueprint aimed at improving...More
The consultation sets out proposals to extend coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs). Extending coverage of FOISA would give the same 'access to information' rights to tenants of RSLs as local authority housing tenants currently...More
Registers of Scotland (RoS) is developing a variety of new digital services. Part One of the consultation sets out detailed proposals for the introduction of these new services and the necessary changes to the Land Register Rules that would be required to facilitate them. Part Two sets out further...More
Seaweed is a significant resource for Scotland, very important environmentally and historically but harvested at a small scale at present. There is considerable potential for growth and development of its exploitation and use.
The UK currently has no large-scale harvesting of seaweed, but in...More
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 August 2012, HPB Cancer QPIs were published, and following 3 years of national comparative data,...More
In December 2015, the Cabinet Secretary announced r ecommendations on dealing with gear conflict . These included looking at good practice and possible legislative changes to the marking of static gear inside 12 nautical miles.
Over the past few months, Marine Scotland has held discussions...More
This consultation invites stakeholders to respond to proposed changes to The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (CAR).
There are 4 key elements to this consultation:
proposed points of clarification and consolidation to the general binding rules in...More
The Government is consulting on our approach to delivering a high quality Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) education and training offering, across the education system. Our draft STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland has two aims:
1. To improve levels of STEM...More
Following on from the consultation of the National Care Standards in 2014, the next phase of the National Care Standards Review is to develop a set of Standards linked to the overarching Principles which were approved by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport in February 2016.
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 November 2012, Upper GI Cancer QPIs were published, and following 3 years of national comparative...More
Section 67 of The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 inserts a new section 26A into the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 in relation to continuing care.
Continuing care is defined in new section 26A(4) of the 1995 Act as meaning the same accommodation and other assistance as was being...More
The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (the Act) contains procedures and protections which will apply to all arrests. While the majority of arrests are of people suspected of a criminal offence, there are arrests for other reasons - for example an arrest for a breach of a protective court order...More
The current Scottish Government was elected with a clear mandate that the Scottish Parliament should have the right to hold an independence referendum if there was clear and sustained evidence that independence had become the preferred option of a majority of the Scottish people – or if there...More
The Scottish Government’s aim is to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up, and to give all of our children the best possible start in life.
It is widely acknowledged that the provision of universally accessible and high quality early learning and childcare enriches children...More
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on increasing building warrant and other associated fees to make the building standards system achieve full cost recovery and place it on a sustainable footing for the future.
The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that building...More
This governance review seeks your views on how education in Scotland is run, including who should take decisions in relation to the education of children and young people, and how funding can be made fairer. It also asks about the support teachers and practitioners need to do their jobs...More
**UPDATE** The figure used on page 18 of the consultation document should read that 147 vessels recorded any landings of queen scallops between 2010 and 2015 and not 140. This arises from updated data for 2015.
The final tonnage of queen scallops landed into the UK by UK vessels for 2015...More
The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 creates the new private residential tenancy which will replace current assured and short assured tenancies. The purpose of the new tenancy is to improve security of tenure for tenants balanced with appropriate safeguards for landlords, lenders...More
A consultation on the period for which Scottish Ministers must provide support and assistance to adult victims of human trafficking under section 9 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015.