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  • Transfer of the functions of education appeal committees to the Scottish Tribunals

    Having a choice about which school your child will attend is a fundamental feature of our education system. Choosing which school your child will attend is one of the most important decisions parents/carers will make. Most parents opt for their local catchment school while others will apply... More
    Closed 6 February 2023
  • International Culture Strategy: Survey

    The Scottish Government has committed to developing a strategy to support the international aspirations and potential of Scotland’s culture sector. Through this survey we want to understand views of all interested parties in this work to inform the shape the strategy takes. T he survey... More
    Opened 2 February 2023
  • Amendments to the regulation of independent health care

    The providers of independent health care in Scotland and the UK are many and varied, and the complexity of this area of health care provision continues to increase. The Scottish Government wants all health care provided to people in Scotland to be safe, appropriate and carried out by those with... More
    Opened 1 February 2023
  • Community wealth building consultation

    The Scottish Government has adopted the internationally recognised Community Wealth Building (CWB) approach to economic development as a key practical means by which progress can be made towards realising our wellbeing economy vision outlined in the National Strategy for Economic... More
    Opened 31 January 2023
  • Adult Disability Payment: Review of the mobility component

    Adult Disability Payment is the twelfth payment now delivered by Social Security Scotland. It replaces Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in Scotland, and it will provide support to over 510,000 disabled people by 2025. In designing this new payment, we have carefully listened to the... More
    Opened 31 January 2023
  • Addition of trade union nominees to the boards of college institutions

    The Good College Governance Task Group's report , published in 2016, made a series of recommendations to improve the governance of colleges, including adding trade union nominees to the boards of management of college institutions. Following consultation in 2017 on the Good College... More
    Closed 27 January 2023
  • Changes to residency criteria for access to financial support in Further and Higher Education

    Following a judicial review hearing at the Court of Session, the Court issued a decision in the case of Ola Jasim v Scottish Ministers [2022] CSOH 64 on 9 September 2022. The Court declared paragraph 1(c)(ii) and (iii) of schedule 1 of the Students’ Allowances (Scotland)... More
    Opened 24 January 2023
  • Pitch fee uprating under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 - Proposal to change from Retail Price Index to Consumer Price Index.

    The Scottish Government wants to make sure that the protections relating to pitch fee uprating for residents of residential mobile homes remain fair, appropriate and in line with development of statistical measures. This is of particular importance in light of recent increases in the cost of... More
    Opened 19 January 2023
  • Cancer care: review of upper GI cancer quality performance indicators - consultation

    We welcome your views on the draft revised upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer quality performance indicator (QPI) engagement document. Please refer to this document (bottom of page) for full details of each QPI. Please provide comments whether they be on all individual... More
    Opened 16 January 2023
  • Small Landholdings Modernisation: Consultation

    Small landholdings are a part of our Scottish agricultural and national heritage, and we are determined to have them as part of our future. We are fully committed to modernising their truly unique legislative status to ensure small landholders have comparable rights with other types of land... More
    Closed 14 January 2023
  • Social Care: Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation in Scotland - call for evidence

    The Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation (IRISR) was announced on 23 rd September. The IRISR will make recommendations to ensure that social care support services are the best that they can be for those that use them and work within them. IRISR will ensure a human... More
    Closed 13 January 2023
  • Professor Hayward's Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment - public consultation

    Why is there a need for an independent review?  Recognising the need to look to the future, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills announced in October 2021 the intention to reform qualifications and assessments. This was influenced by:  ... More
    Closed 13 January 2023
  • Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan consultation

    To realise our climate change ambitions, we need to transform the way Scotland generates, transports and uses energy. We must seize the huge opportunity this presents and deliver maximum benefits to Scotland’s people, workers, communities and economy from our vast renewable energy resource. ... More
    Opened 10 January 2023
  • Skills delivery independent review: call for evidence

    In September 2022, the Minister for Higher Education, Further Education, Youth Employment and Training set out to parliament that he would be initiating an independent review of the skills delivery landscape in Scotland as part of work to ensure that the skills system is fit for purpose for... More
    Closed 23 December 2022
  • Local development plan evidence report - defining Gypsies and Travellers: consultation

    The Scottish Government wants to ensure planning authorities properly involve the Gypsy/Traveller community in planning the future of their places. The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 therefore requires planning authorities to seek the views of Gypsies and Travellers in preparing Evidence... More
    Opened 21 December 2022
  • Cycling framework for active travel

    This Cycling Framework and Delivery Plan for Active Travel in Scotland builds on the progress made through three iterations of the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS) between 2010 and 2020. It reflects our aim to progress from CAPS and to develop an ambitious plan for Scotland for the next... More
    Closed 19 December 2022
  • 2035 target for the amount of heat to be supplied by heat networks

    Through this consultation, the Scottish Government is seeking views on a proposed target relating to the combined supply of thermal energy through heat networks in Scotland in 2035. The consultation is focused on this one topic, and covers Scotland only. We are also... More
    Opened 16 December 2022
  • Quality standards for adult secondary mental health services

    We want to hear your views on the draft quality standards for adult secondary mental health services. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final standards and develop how we measure if these standards are being met. Read the... More
    Opened 14 December 2022
  • Delivery of psychological therapies and interventions: national specification

    We want to hear your views on the draft specification for psychological therapies and interventions. A 'specification' is a document which sets out the standards that someone should expect when accessing or delivering psychological therapies or interventions. These standards are quite... More
    Opened 14 December 2022
  • Electoral reform consultation

    The Scottish Government's consultation paper on electoral reform considers possible improvements to electoral law. It sets out a number of areas where the Government has identified issues requiring action. It includes whether there should be any change for those currently able to vote... More
    Opened 14 December 2022
  • Wildlife management in Scotland

    A Stronger & More Resilient Scotland: The Programme for Government 2022-23 which was published on the 8 September 2022 committed to introducing the following Bill: “Wildlife Management (Grouse) The Bill will implement the recommendations of the... More
    Closed 14 December 2022
  • Scottish Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs)

    The Scottish Government’s vision for the marine environment is for clean, healthy, safe, productive and diverse seas, managed to meet the long term needs of nature and people. Through the Bute House Agreement , Scottish Ministers have committed to designate at least 10% of... More
    Opened 12 December 2022
  • Gaelic and Scots and Scottish Languages Bill: Scottish Government commitments

    This consultation has been extended. 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... More
    Closed 8 December 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
    Closed 6 December 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
    Closed 5 December 2022
  • A national conversation to inform a new Dementia Strategy

    We want a national conversation with everyone interested in what a new Dementia Strategy for Scotland should look like. To help inform your response, we have put together a short discusssion paper . Please read this before responding. We have also created an audio... More
    Closed 5 December 2022
  • Discussion guide for parents and carers

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. The online feedback form is now closed for new responses. Please email with any questions. Discussion guide for parents and carers - PowerPoint Discussion guide for parents and... More
    Closed 5 December 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
    Closed 5 December 2022
  • Developing a Scottish tax to replace the UK Aggregates Levy

    Aggregates make an important contribution to Scotland’s economy, providing materials for housing, construction, road-building and other uses, and supporting employment, including in rural and remote areas of the country. Aggregates are also required as construction materials to support the... More
    Closed 5 December 2022
  • National Discussion on Scottish Education: child rights and inclusion focus groups

    These focus groups are a chance for Scotland’s leading child rights and inclusion organisations to share the kinds of key educational issues that affect the children and young people they support with the national discussion’s co-facilitators. Please use this form to tell us which... More
    Closed 5 December 2022
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