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  • Prostate 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 Prostate Cancer QPIs were first published in May 2012. The QPIs are subject to formal... More
    Opened 12 November 2019
  • 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
    Opened 7 November 2019
  • Circular Economy: Proposals for Legislation

    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; the... More
    Opened 7 November 2019
  • 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
    Opened 5 November 2019
  • 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 consultation... More
    Opened 5 November 2019
  • 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
    Opened 5 November 2019
  • 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
    Opened 31 October 2019
  • Proposal to designate two Historic Marine Protected Areas

    The Scottish Government's vision for the marine environment is of clean, healthy, safe, productive and diverse seas; managed to meet the long-term needs of nature and people. Earlier this year Historic Environment Scotland undertook a consultation on these proposals and have... More
    Opened 30 October 2019
  • Consultation on the draft content of the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type A Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations

    On 11 June the Scottish Parliament passed the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Act 2019 (‘the 2019 Act’). The 2019 Act provides for a deemed authorisation system of deceased organ and tissue donation for transplantation in Scotland. This is more commonly referred to as an ‘opt-out’... More
    Opened 30 October 2019
  • 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
    Opened 29 October 2019
  • SRWR (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
    Opened 25 October 2019
  • Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy Review

    The Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy is at the heart of Scotland’s collective efforts to tackle this crime. Trafficking can involve victims being sexually exploited or forced into the role of a servant, or trapped in forced labour. Nail bars, car washes and construction are... More
    Opened 18 October 2019
  • Scottish Government's Local Energy Policy Statement - Consultation

    The Scottish Energy Strategy, published in December 2017, included the development of “innovative local energy systems” as one of six strategic priorities. To support that aim, a commitment was made to develop a Local Energy Position Paper, which would set out a series of key principles... More
    Opened 9 October 2019
  • Prohibiting smoking outside hospital buildings: Consultation

    The consultation seeks views on details of proposals to introduce offences for smoking or permitting others to smoke outside hospital buildings. The Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016 provides for offences, defences, penalties and fines in respect of smoking outside... More
    Opened 8 October 2019
  • The Animal Health Act 1981 Amendment Consultation

    We are seeking views to strengthen animal health legislation to allow for more effective and proportionate enforcement provisions. More
    Opened 3 October 2019
  • Consultation on the Letter of Rights for Scotland

    The Letter of Rights is given to suspects and accused persons held in police custody in Scotland. Its purpose is to clearly explain their rights as provided for in domestic legislation. The Scottish Government introduced a non-statutory Letter of Rights for Scotland in 2013 which was updated... More
    Opened 1 October 2019
  • Carers Strategic Policy Statement

    The Carers Strategic Policy Statement maps the main policies across the Scottish Government which are particularly relevant to unpaid carers - alongside the outcomes these policies contribute towards and the Scottish Government’s overall ambitions for carers and carer support. It is... More
    Opened 30 September 2019
  • 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
    Opened 27 September 2019
  • Proposal to designate a Deep Sea Marine Reserve in Scottish waters

    The Scottish Government's vision for the marine environment is of clean, healthy, safe, productive and diverse seas; managed to meet the long term needs of nature and people. We would welcome your views on the creation of a Deep Sea Marine Reserve to the West of Scotland, as part of the... More
    Opened 27 September 2019
  • The role of Public Sector Bodies in tackling climate change: A Consultation

    This consultation is focussed on the role of public sector bodies in ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change, how the Public Sector Climate Change Reporting Duties should be revised to support that, and how Scottish Government and the wider public sector can work together to make a... More
    Opened 11 September 2019
  • The Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020: accompanying statement and proposed regulations

    The Scottish Government recognises that fresh interventions are needed to bring about the systemic and behavioural change necessary to fulfil the aspiration of creating a more circular economy. Scottish Ministers have announced legislation to establish a Deposit Return Scheme which would... More
    Opened 10 September 2019
  • Consultation on The Principles of a Local Discretionary Transient Visitor Levy or Tourist Tax

    This consultation seeks to develop government understanding of the issues and concerns with regard to the introduction of a Transient Visitor Levy and help inform the development of legislation to enable local authorities to apply a visitor levy. In particular, the... More
    Opened 9 September 2019
  • Financial Redress for Historical Child Abuse in Care - Pre-Legislative Consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the detailed design of a statutory financial redress scheme in Scotland, scheme administration issues, and views on financial redress as part of a package of wider reparations for survivors of historical child abuse in care. More
    Opened 2 September 2019
  • Consultation on widening the scope of the current victim statement scheme

    In Scotland, victims of the most serious crimes may be eligible to make a victim statement . This is a written statement that gives a victim the chance to tell the court – in their own words – how a crime has affected them physically, emotionally and financially. In reaching their sentencing... More
    Opened 1 September 2019
  • Crown Estate Scotland draft 2020-23 Corporate Plan Consultation

    Crown Estate Scotland as an organisation is less than three years old but can trace a history going back centuries. This consultation comes when Crown Estate Scotland is still a very new Scottish public sector body, established less than three years ago. New legislation, the Scottish Crown... More
    Opened 31 August 2019
  • Out of School Care in Scotland - a draft framework for consultation

    Our draft framework on Out of School Care sets out what we know about the out of school care sector in Scotland and asks questions about what the Scottish Government can do to support families in accessing high quality, flexible and affordable services which benefit children and parents and... More
    Opened 30 August 2019
  • Scottish Crown Estate: Strategic Management Plan

    The Strategic Management Plan has been developed for the Scottish Crown Estate which includes a set of property, rights and other interests (or assets) that are owned by the Crown. These assets include: 37,000 hectares of rural land with agricultural tenancies, residential and commercial... More
    Opened 30 August 2019
  • Freedom of Information extension of coverage

    This consultation will help the Scottish Government to understand whether there is a need to extend the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to further entities by making an order under section 5 of the Act. It focuses on organisations that provide services on behalf of the public sector... More
    Opened 30 August 2019
  • A consultation on how Official Statistics present information on recorded crime and related topics

    The Scottish Crime Recording Board would like to consult users on how the National Statistics on police recorded crime are presented. Scottish Government statisticians produce a National Statistics bulletin once a year on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland. ... More
    Opened 8 July 2019
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