Consultation Hub

The Scottish Government wants to make it as easy as possible for those who wish to express their opinions on a proposed area of work to do so in ways which will inform and enhance that work.

You can view older Scottish Government consultations here, and view a list of archived consultations (pre-2004) here.

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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

We asked for your views on how victims of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour should be provided with support in Scotland.

You Said

The analysis of the consultaiton report is available.

We Did

Regulations reflecting the policy will be taken forward in 2018.

We Asked

For your views on draft guidance on common good property. This included draft timescales and procedures for consulting on common good registers and in cases where there are proposals to change the use of or dispose of common good property.

You Said

A total of 44 responses were received from a mix of local authorities, Community Councils, other organisations, and individuals. Main themes included:

  • more time to consider, investigate and respond to common good proposals
  • a variety of ways to identify and engage with community groups
  • complexity of issues surrounding common good property


We Did

We have revised the guidance in line with many of the comments received during the consultation.

We Asked

From 18 July to 12 September 2017, the Scottish Government consulted on how the Socio Economic Duty should be implemented, including:

• How key terms should be defined

• Which public authorities the duty should apply to

• What public authorities could do to show they are meeting the duty and

• How public authorities could sensibly approach the links between different duties with a socio-economic focus

You Said

A total of 123 responses were received: 18 from individuals and 105 from organisations.

We Did

On 23 November 2017 we published a report providing a summary of the responses to the Consultation on the Socio-Economic Duty , and of what the Scottish Government plans to do as a result.

An easy read version was also made available.