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  • Delivering Scotland’s River Basin Management Plans - Silage, Slurry and Anaerobic Digestate - Improving Storage And Application

    This consultation invites stakeholders to respond to a range of proposed updates to The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (“CAR”). This consultation serves several purposes: Proposed consolidation of The Water Resources (Control of Pollution)... More
    Closes 13 April 2021
  • Draft Public Engagement Strategy for Climate Change

    This Draft Public Engagement Strategy sets out our overarching framework for engaging the people of Scotland in the transition to a net zero and climate ready nation. By putting our people at the heart of everything we do, we aim to enable and empower everyone in Scotland to be a part of shaping... More
    Closes 17 March 2021
  • Consultation on Adult Disability Payment (ADP) Regulations

    The Scottish Government is consulting on the draft regulations for Adult Disability Payment. Adult Disability Payment is a new Scottish benefit which will replace Personal Independence Payment and be delivered by Social Security Scotland. This form of assistance is provided to disabled... More
    Closes 15 March 2021
  • Mediation in Planning

    This consultation paper relates to the introduction of guidance on the promotion and use of mediation in the Scottish planning system. It provides draft guidance to planning authorities, developers, communities and other potential parties on the use of mediation in development planning and in... More
    Closes 12 March 2021
  • New Build Heat Standard - Scoping Consultation

    The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that, from 2024, new buildings must use heating systems which produce zero direct emissions at the point of use. We are currently developing our New Build Heat Standard to achieve this, and this initial Scoping Consultation aims to set out our... More
    Closes 3 March 2021
  • Farm Animal Welfare Committee - Opinion on the Welfare of Animals during Transport

    We are seeking views on the recommendations made by the Farm Animal Welfare Committee in their ‘Opinion on the Welfare of Animals during Transport’. More
    Closes 26 February 2021
  • Amendments to Legal Complaints

    This consultation sets out proposals and seeks views on potential improvements to the legal complaints system, within the current legislative framework of the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007. More
    Closes 20 February 2021
  • Strengthening Scottish Charity Law Survey

    This engagement follows on from a previous consultation in 2019 which sought views on potential improvements to the statutory charity regulation framework in Scotland. The consultation looked at proposals put forward by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The proposals broadly focus on... More
    Closes 19 February 2021
  • National Planning Framework: Position Statement

    The Position Statement sets out the Scottish Government's current thinking on the issues that will need to be addressed when preparing Scotland's fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4). It draws on the ideas and evidence we received from a broad range of people and organisations through our... More
    Closes 19 February 2021
  • A consultation on the regulation of electricians

    Currently anyone can call themselves an electrician, without the need for any qualifications or competency. This can lead to customers, especially domestic consumers, hiring unqualified or less competent individuals, resulting in faults that can lead to fire or personal injury, such as... More
    Closes 12 February 2021
  • Consultation on Making Scotland's Future: A Recovery Plan For Manufacturing - Draft

    ERRATA: Since the launch of this consultation on 4th December 2020, the consultation period has been extended and will now close on 12 th February 2021. This decision is in response to early feedback from industry stakeholders to accommodate the priorities of our businesses who are... More
    Closes 12 February 2021
  • Ethical standards in public life: consultation on model code of conduct for board members of devolved public bodies

    The Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 requires Scottish Ministers to issue a Code of Conduct for Councillors (Councillors’ Code) and a Model Code of Conduct for members of devolved public bodies (Members’ Code) as listed in Schedule 3 to the Act, as amended. The... More
    Closes 8 February 2021
  • Consultation on a possible revision of the Councillors' Code of Conduct

    The Councillors’ Code of Conduct is being refreshed to make it easier to understand and to take account of developments in our society, such as the role of social media. We aim to strengthen the Code to reinforce the importance of behaving in a respectful manner and to make it clear that... More
    Closes 8 February 2021
  • Digital submission services

    This consultation seeks views on whether the ability to submit certain applications to the Keeper digitally, and the legislation which underpins that (which has been in place on an emergency basis since April and May 2020) should be made available permanently. More
    Closes 1 February 2021
  • Consultation on the revised National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland

    The National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland describes the responsibilities and expectations of everyone who works with children, young people and their families in Scotland. It sets out how agencies should work together with children, young people, parents, families and communities to... More
    Closes 31 January 2021
  • Review of Colorectal 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 Colorectal Cancer QPIs were first published in December 2012. The QPIs are subject to... More
    Closes 29 January 2021
  • Cleaner Air for Scotland 2 - a consultation on a draft new air quality strategy for Scotland

    In November 2018 the Scottish Government commissioned an independently led review of its Cleaner Air for Scotland strategy, which was published in 2015. The aims of the review were to assess progress to date in implementing the strategy and to make recommendations for additional actions required... More
    Closes 22 January 2021
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