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  • Consultation on the Regulation of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures in Scotland

    The number of non-surgical cosmetic treatments carried out across Scotland and the UK has risen considerably over the years and continues to do so. In Scotland, independent clinics run by a doctor, nurse, dentist, dental nurse, midwife or dental care professional and who... More
    Closes 30 April 2020
  • Parental Involvement Act - Statutory Guidance

    We have come a long way since the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 was passed; setting out the rights of parents to be involved and engaged with their children’s education. This new draft guidance explains the purpose of the legislation and the duties placed upon... More
    Closes 30 April 2020
  • Scottish public authorities sharing data: consultation

    The UK Digital Economy Act 2017 (“The Act”), Part 5 introduces new information sharing powers to reduce debt owed to, or fraud against, the public sector. To be able to use the information sharing powers, public authorities (and bodies which provide services to public authorities in... More
    Closes 13 April 2020
  • Investing in and paying for your water services from 2021: final consultation

    This updated consultation seeks views on drafts of the 2 statutory inputs Scottish Ministers must make to the Strategic Review of Water Charges for the regulatory period 2021-2027 and key issues arising. The documents are the Principles of Charging statement and the Investment Directions and they... More
    Closes 5 April 2020
  • A Consultation on the Draft Respiratory Care Action Plan for Scotland

    The purpose of the draft Respiratory Care Action Plan is to highlight the Scottish Government’s vision for driving improvement in the diagnosis, care, treatment and support of people living with respiratory conditions in Scotland. This draft Plan identifies key priorities and... More
    Closes 3 April 2020
  • European Territorial Cooperation programmes 2021-2027: consultation

    European Territorial Cooperation (otherwise known as Interreg) programmes are EU funding programmes that give money to organisations from different countries to work together on a project. These programmes cover different geographical areas and have different aims. Each of the... More
    Closes 27 March 2020
  • Energy Efficient Scotland: Improving energy efficiency in owner occupied homes

    Improving energy efficiency and reducing the demand for heat in owner occupied homes will play an important part in helping to reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and fuel poverty. This consultation outlines proposals to tackle these issues. It sets out details of an energy efficiency standard... More
    Closes 26 March 2020
  • Draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy

    The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring secure, reliable and affordable energy supplies within the context of long-term decarbonisation of energy generation. Continued growth of the renewable energy sector in Scotland is an essential feature of the future clean energy system and a... More
    Closes 25 March 2020
  • The practice of cash retention under construction contracts

    There is evidence that some payment practices prevalent in the construction industry are a barrier to investment, productivity improvements and growth. Cash retention, where the process is misused or abused, can be one such practice . The retention system is a long-standing... More
    Closes 25 March 2020
  • Draft Offshore Wind Policy Statement

    The Draft Offshore Wind Policy Statement aims to set out the Scottish Government's ambitions for the future of offshore wind policy in Scotland, in light of the recent net zero by 2045 commitment made by the First Minister. The Policy Statement will also set the context for Marine Scotland's draft... More
    Closes 25 March 2020
  • Strategic Review of Irish - Scottish Relations

    As part of the joint review of the Scotland – Ireland relationship—a collaborative first for both our Governments—this questionnaire is intended to gather the views of all those interested in how Ireland and Scotland associate, cooperate, and collaborate as close neighbours. Whatever your... More
    Closes 20 March 2020
  • Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill: A consultation

    In a statement to the Scottish Parliament in June, the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, announced that the Scottish Government would consult on a draft Bill to reform the process by which trans people gain legal recognition of their lived gender through a Gender... More
    Closes 17 March 2020
  • Marine Scotland offshore renewables decommissioning guidance: consultation

    The decommissioning responsibilities and powers for Offshore Renewables Energy Installations in Scottish Waters transferred from the Secretary of State to Scottish Ministers in April 2017. Until then the UK Government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy... More
    Closes 16 March 2020
  • Early Learning and Childcare - Statutory Guidance

    This consultation sets out updated Statutory Guidance to education authorities to support them in exercising their functions in relation to the delivery of early learning and childcare from 1 August 2020. Statutory Guidance was previously published in 2014 to support the implementation of the... More
    Closes 4 March 2020
  • Housing to 2040: consultation on outline policy options

    The consultation asks for your views on the Scottish Government’s draft vision and principles for our homes and communities in 2040, and your suggestions for innovative, bold and imaginative proposals in order to deliver the housing to 2040 vision. Your views will help to inform the Scottish... More
    Closes 28 February 2020
  • Scottish Low Emission Zones: Consultation on Regulations and Guidance

    This consultation on Scotland's Low Emission Zones: Regulations and Guidance gives us an opportunity to seek your opinions on issues of a technical nature that underpin the operation and delivery of Low Emission Zones (LEZs), including the substantive issue of emission standards, exemptions and... More
    Closes 24 February 2020
  • Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010: Extension of Part 2 Order Making Powers

    This consultation looks to obtain stakeholders views on Scottish Ministers proposal to seek the approval of Parliament to extend the duration of Part 2 order making powers in the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010. These order making powers have a 5 year shelf life attached to them... More
    Closes 24 February 2020
  • Review of Upper GI Cancer 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. The Upper GI Cancer QPIs were first published in November 2012. The QPIs are subject to... More
    Closes 19 February 2020
  • Review of HepatoPancreatoBiliary (HPB) Cancer 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. The HPB Cancer QPIs were first published in August 2012. The QPIs are subject to formal... More
    Closes 14 February 2020
  • Planning Performance and Fees

    This consultation paper proposes a new approach to how the performance of planning authorities is measured, the role of the planning improvement co-ordinator and a new structure for the planning fee regime along with the introduction of additional services which authorities can charge for and the... More
    Closes 14 February 2020
  • The Replacement of European Structural Funds In Scotland Post EU-Exit

    If the UK leaves the EU it will no longer receive support from the European Structural Funds. The purpose of these funds is to “invest in job creation and a sustainable and healthy European economy and environment.” . In Scotland, they have played a vital role in reducing disparities across... More
    Closes 12 February 2020
  • Review of changes introduced by Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014

    Over the last year Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) has been seeking feedback from stakeholders and gathering information on how each of the changes implemented by the 2014 Act have been working in practice, and if there is a requirement for further improvements to be made. This... More
    Closes 11 February 2020
  • Social Security - Draft Mainstreaming Equality Outcomes

    Social Security Scotland is working to develop its first Equality Strategy. This strategy will ensure equality is at the centre of all that we do. The strategy will set out our commitment to mainstreaming equality, and this will be underpinned by a set of strong mainstreaming equality... More
    Closes 6 February 2020
  • Scottish Forestry Corporate Plan Consultation

    Scottish Forestry is a new executive agency and this will be our first Corporate Plan. We hope it will help inform stakeholders about our role, strategic direction and priorities. This consultation will target those with an interest in the regulation, management and growth of forests and... More
    Closes 5 February 2020
  • Ending the sale of energy drinks to children and young people: consultation

    We are seeking views on whether there is a need to take mandatory action to ban the sale of energy drinks to children and young people. This is to help reduce the overconsumption of these drinks and the health harms associated with that. More
    Closes 4 February 2020
  • Steps to Improve the Operational Effectiveness of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010

    In February 2011, the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 (“the 2010 Act”) came into force. This legislation was a Members’ Bill brought forward by Christine Grahame MSP which gave powers to local authorities to help control dogs within communities. In particular, powers were granted to... More
    Closes 31 January 2020
  • Proposed programme for reviewing and extending permitted development rights (PDR) in Scotland

    This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s Proposed Work Programme, and associated Sustainability Appraisal (SA) report, for reviewing and extending permitted development rights (PDR) in Scotland. The independent review of the planning system recommended exploring... More
    Closes 28 January 2020
  • National Library of Scotland Draft 2020–2025 Strategy

    The National Library of Scotland is the largest library in the country, with more than 31 million items held in trust for the Scottish people. We preserve the memory of the nation with collections that span the centuries, from earliest times to the digital age. The Library is the... More
    Closes 27 January 2020
  • Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2020

    As in previous years, we intend to create a new Scottish Statutory Instrument accounting for the target cost of operating the Scottish Road Works Register in the 2020-21 financial year. The intention is to revoke the 2019 instrument, and replace with a new instrument for 2020. This consultation... More
    Closed 24 January 2020
  • Youth Justice Standards

    Preventing offending is integral to our vision of Scotland as the best place to grow up – Getting it Right for Every Child in Scotland. Our vision of Scotland as the best place to grow up extends to all of our children. A preventative approach has the best chance of reducing crime, improving... More
    Closed 23 January 2020
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