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  • Fiscal framework review - stakeholder call for evidence

    Overview This call for evidence is seeking views on the design and operation of the Block Grant Adjustment mechanisms which form part of the Scottish Fiscal Framework. In particular, views are sought on how the Block Grant Adjustments allocate risk and deliver on... More
    Opened 29 July 2022
  • Restricting promotions on food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt

    This consultation is open until 23 rd September 2022. If you are unable to respond by the deadline, please contact us at dietpolicy@gov.scot . Responses received up to 30 September will be accepted and included in the analysis of this consultation. If responding after the... More
    Closed 23 September 2022
  • Devolved aspects of the review of the Scheme that provides relief to energy-intensive industries for a proportion of the costs of funding renewable energy generation, that includes the Renewables Obligation (Scotland)

    This consultation enables the Scottish Government to fulfil its obligation, in parallel with the UK Government which is seeking views on the exemption scheme that provides relief to energy-intensive industries (EII) for a proportion of the indirect costs of funding renewable electricity... More
    Closed 23 September 2022
  • Let's Talk Scottish Education - feedback from group discussions

    Your activities will help prepare your group to answer the national discussion's consultation questions. This web form is the easiest and most thorough way for one person to feedback the points raised by their group's discussion. The form also offers you the chance to upload anything that... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Discussion guide for parents and carers

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. We are currently commissioning a range of alternative versions and translations. Please email us to request the guide in a different language - nationaldiscussion@gov.scot Once you have had your discussion, tell us what your... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Who is running the National Discussion?

    The National Discussion is being co-convened by the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA). We have appointed two independent facilitators, Professor Carol Campbell and Professor Alma Harris, to help shape the National Discussion. Watch the... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Who should get involved and why?

    If you haven’t given your view on education in the past, you are exactly who we want to hear from. We want learners to be at the centre of our discussion and in particular we want to hear from people who do not normally have their voices heard in the education system. In his... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Take the survey

    Please use this survey to tell us your hopes and ideas for the future vision of Scottish education. The time has come for a new national discussion on education, one which will give everyone the chance to have their voice heard. We’re inviting everyone who has an interest in the future... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Host a group discussion

    Use these dedicated discussion guides for teachers, parents/carers, youth workers and others to hold group discussions with children and young people. This will enable them to think creatively about the vision for the Scottish education system. Once you have had your discussion,... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Other ways to get involved

    There are many ways to get involved in the National Discussion - at school, in your local community, with your family and friends, or via the online survey. We want people to join in the National Discussion in a way that suits them. That's why there are lots of ways you can get... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • More information

    Further information and background to the National Discussion and other education reform processes. Our qualifications and assessment systems are being reviewed and our education bodies are being replaced. Now is the right time to reflect on what works well, what we have learned about... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Discussion guide for young children

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. We are currently commissioning a range of alternative versions and translations. Please email us to request the guide in a different language - nationaldiscussion@gov.scot Once you have had your discussion, tell us what your... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Discussion guide for children and young people

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. We are currently commissioning a range of alternative versions and translations. Please email us to request the guide in a different language - nationaldiscussion@gov.scot Once you have had your discussion, tell us what your... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Discussion guide for young adults

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. We are currently commissioning a range of alternative versions and translations. Please email us to request the guide in a different language - nationaldiscussion@gov.scot Once you have had your discussion, tell us what your... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Discussion guide for adults

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. We are currently commissioning a range of alternative versions and translations. Please email us to request the guide in a different language - nationaldiscussion@gov.scot Once you have had your discussion, tell us what your... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Scottish Biodiversity Strategy 2022

    The Scottish Government are seeking views for their Biodiversity Strategy, which is due for publication in 2022. The Strategy is the starting point in a process which will lead into the development of rolling delivery plans and, through the introduction of a Natural Environment Bill,... More
    Closed 12 September 2022
  • Dialogue challenge: Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan

    The way we use and generate energy will continue to transform in the coming years, affecting our jobs, the way we live and the way we do business. This transformation can be an opportunity to build a wealthier, healthier and fairer Scotland, as well as helping us to meet our ambitious commitments... More
    Closed 12 September 2022
  • A new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy - consultation

    We want to hear your views on what a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final Strategy. The Strategy will guide the work that the Government, and our partners,... More
    Closed 9 September 2022
  • Salmon fishing: proposed river gradings for 2023 season

    We are seeking views on the proposed river gradings for the 2023 fishing season, which have been calculated from the annual assessment of the conservation status of wild Atlantic salmon populations in rivers across Scotland. Additionally, we are seeking views on proposals for... More
    Closed 9 September 2022
  • Scottish roadworks technical consultation 2022

    The aim of this consultation is to ask some specific technical questions regarding qualifications and reinstatement quality plans. Currently these elements are covered within Section 116 (Qualifications of supervisors and operatives) and Section 118 (Reinstatement Quality Plans) of The Transport... More
    Closed 8 September 2022
  • Home education guidance

    Why we are consulting This consultation seeks views on the draft updates to the existing Home education guidance , published in 2007. This guidance is published under Section 14 of the Standards in Scotland’s Schools Act 2000, and local authorities are... More
    Closed 31 August 2022
  • Delivering our Vision for Scottish Agriculture. Proposals for a new Agriculture Bill

    The Scottish Government is committed to realising our Vision for Agriculture and transforming how we support farming and food production in Scotland to become a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture. Recent years have seen a series of global shocks that have had,... More
    Opened 29 August 2022
  • Planning with People: Community engagement and participation guidance - service user questionnaire

    Did you know that people living in Scotland have the right to get involved in the design and delivery of new health or social care services, and to comment on changes to existing services? When it comes to designing or making changes to these services, it is important that NHS Boards,... More
    Opened 24 August 2022
  • Gaelic and Scots and Scottish Languages Bill: Scottish Government commitments

    The Scottish Government has made a number of commitments to the Gaelic and Scots languages. Among these there are four key commitments which can be regarded as particularly significant with the other commitments falling under these broad areas. The four key commitments are: ... More
    Opened 24 August 2022
  • A new Suicide Prevention Strategy for Scotland

    The Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) will publish a new Suicide prevention Strategy and Action Plan in September 2022. This will replace the current Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Every Life Matters which was published in 2018. Every Life... More
    Closed 23 August 2022
  • Delivering Scotland’s circular economy: A Route Map to 2025 and beyond

    Through this consultation we set out our proposals for a Route Map to 2025, our strategic plan to deliver Scotland’s zero waste and circular economy ambitions. It is the start of a national conversation on how we deliver our vision for the circular economy. We are seeking your... More
    Closed 22 August 2022
  • Delivering Scotland’s circular economy: a consultation on proposals for a Circular Economy Bill

    This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for legislation to develop Scotland’s circular economy. A circular economy is one in which resources are kept in use for as long as possible. It can benefit the environment, by cutting waste and carbon emissions;... More
    Closed 22 August 2022
  • Inclusion of Scottish public bodies in Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC) reporting

    This consultation is seeking your views on proposals to extend the reporting requirements to Scottish public bodies for the publication of modern slavery statements as part of work to improve Transparency in Supply Chains. It also seeks your views on the mechanisms for this reporting and... More
    Closed 22 August 2022
  • Improving victims' experiences of the justice system: consultation

    The Scottish Government’s new Vision for Justice in Scotland , published in February 2022, sets out our clear and compelling vision for a just, safe and resilient Scotland. We are committed to a transformational approach to justice reform to ensure the system meets the needs and... More
    Closed 19 August 2022
  • Environmental Standards Scotland - draft strategic plan

    Environmental Standard Scotland (ESS) is a new independent public body, established by the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021. ESS has been created to monitor the effectiveness of environmental law in Scotland and public authorities’ compliance with it, and... More
    Closed 17 August 2022
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