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  • A Scottish Government consultation on Implementation of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018

    This consultation seeks views on implementation of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018. Specifically, it seeks views on 2 elements of implementation: Draft regulations setting out the arrangements for reporting on progress under the Act. Draft guidance on the... More
    Closes in 2 months
  • Clinical Pathway for Children and Young People who have disclosed sexual abuse

    The consultation is seeking views from people on the clinical pathway for children and young people who have disclosed sexual abuse. This pathway is relevant for children under 16 years of age (or up to 18 years of age for young people with vulnerabilities and additional support needs). It... More
    Closes in 2 months
  • Short-Term Lets: Consultation

    The consultation asks for your views on the regulation of short-term lets in Scotland. There has clearly been a significant growth in short-term lets in a small timescale and the consultation sets out the factual background, describes the issues arising, outlines local authorities current powers... More
    Closes in 2 months
  • Strengthening Fire Safety for High Rise Domestic Buildings

    The Scottish Government is gathering information and views on proposed actions to strengthen fire safety for people who live in high rise domestic buildings. We will use the responses to improve and refine the proposed actions on strengthening fire safety in high rise domestic buildings. The... More
    Closes in 2 months
  • The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 – Consultation on reviewing the fee for occasional licences and considering a limit on the number and duration of occasional licences

    The alcohol licensing regime is administered by Licensing Boards. The Boards carry out a range of functions including granting and reviewing licences. The regime operates on a cost recovery basis, with Board costs being covered by fees, including licence fees. The purpose of the occasional... More
    Closes in 2 months
  • The future of UK carbon pricing

    The Scottish Government, UK Government, Welsh Government, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland are jointly seeking views on long term carbon pricing policy following EU Exit. We are consulting on the preferred position of a UK Emissions Trading... More
    Closes in 2 months
  • Consultation on adding new categories to the definition of a House in Multiple Occupation

    Concerns have been raised with the Scottish Government regarding the accommodation that contract and transient workers reside in when they are required to work away from home. A number of local authorities have highlighted that these workers are often found staying in a range of accommodation... More
    Closes in 2 months
  • National Islands Plan and Island Communities Impact Assessments

    This consultation supports the development of the National Islands Plan as set out in Part 2 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. We want the National Islands Plan to be a document that builds on what works well on Scottish islands, and addresses the challenges faced by islands and their... More
    Closes in 2 months
  • Unconventional Oil and Gas: 2018 Consultation Addendum

    The Scottish Government is taking a cautious, evidence-led approach to considering unconventional oil and gas in Scotland. On 03 October 2017, the Scottish Government set out a preferred position that it does not support onshore unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland. The preferred... More
    Closes in 1 month
  • Energy Efficient Scotland: Consultation

    This consultation seeks to gather evidence which might support a change to the proposed timeframe to deliver standards for all properties across Scotland. It builds on earlier consultations on energy efficiency and fuel poverty including, amongst others; the Consultation of Scotland's... More
    Closes in 1 month
  • The future of low carbon heat for off gas buildings: a call for evidence

    Scotland's transition to a more prosperous, low carbon economy is already well underway. Decarbonising the way we heat our buildings is a fundamental part of this transition and important if we are to achieve our climate change targets and ambition for all Scotland's buildings to be near zero... More
    Closes in 1 month
  • Consultation: Children’s Services Planning: Provision of Statutory Guidance

    The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 set out reforms to the way services for children and young people are designed, delivered and reviewed. As part of the Act, the Scottish Government provided statutory guidance on Part 3, Children’s Services Planning. The duties placed on Local... More
    Closes in 1 month
  • Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 – Section 142 – Draft Revised Guidance for Licensing Boards

    Under the terms of Section 142(1) of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, Scottish Ministers may issue guidance to Licensing Boards as to the exercise of their functions under the Act, which they must have regard to. The current statutory guidance has recently been reviewed. The Scottish... More
    Closes in 3 weeks
  • Review of Breast 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 Breast Cancer QPIs were first published in January 2012. The QPIs are subject to formal... More
    Closes in 2 weeks
  • Scottish Sea Fisheries National Discussion Paper

    The Sea Fisheries National Discussion Paper sets out, and seeks your views on, a vision for the future management of Scotland’s marine fisheries, how we will conduct ourselves in the International arena and what our guiding principles shall be. More
    Closes in 2 weeks
  • Devolved taxes: a policy framework

    The Scottish Government is consulting on a new approach to the planning, management and implementation of the fully devolved taxes in Scotland. More
    Closes in 2 weeks
  • Code of Practice for the exercise of functions by Proper Persons under Chapter 3 of Part 8 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

    The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”) contains a comprehensive package of measures to recover the proceeds of crime. This includes powers to require individuals and organisations to provide information that is of significant value to an investigation, or to search for such information under... More
    Closes in 2 weeks
  • A Consultation on Improving Disability Assistance in Scotland

    This consultation asks questions on whether the policy intent set out in the Scottish approach to Disability Assistance will meet the needs of the children and adults it is intended to help. We would like to gather views to ensure we have identified the best possible approach to delivering this... More
    Closes in 1 week
  • NHSScotland 'Once for Scotland' Workforce Policies - Core Policies: Consultation

    The ‘Once for Scotland’ Workforce Policies Programme is designed to review and transform existing workforce policies (previously known as Partnership Information Network (PIN) Policies) in line with our vision: ‘Once for Scotland Workforce policies will promote NHSScotland as a modern,... More
    Closed 5 days ago
  • A consultation on fireworks in Scotland: Your experiences, your ideas, your views

    Fireworks are traditionally associated with festivities which celebrate events that are important to different communities across Scotland. Fireworks can bring colour and excitement to the special occasions that are important to us. However, fireworks are potentially dangerous and need to be... More
    Closed 1 week ago
  • Changing Places Toilets: Building Standards Consultation

    Changing Places Toilets offer larger, supported facilities that address the needs of people for whom current accessible sanitary accommodation is inadequate. These facilities enable people with complex care needs to take part in everyday activities such as travel, shopping, family days out... More
    Closed 1 week ago
  • Consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance in Scotland

    The purpose of this consultation paper is to consider how we maintain effective environmental governance following an exit from the European Union. It seeks views on: Maintaining the role of environmental principles in developing future Scottish environmental policy and... More
    Closed 2 weeks ago
  • Consultation on the Law of Succession 2019

    The paper focuses on intestacy. The key area is how an estate should be split where there are both a surviving spouse/civil partner and children. The paper seeks views on a fresh approach to reform of the law of intestacy with reference to regimes which operate elsewhere. The paper also... More
    Closed 2 weeks ago
  • Equally Safe: A consultation on legislation to improve forensic medical services for victims of rape and sexual assault

    This consultation explored how legislation might improve forensic medical services for victims of rape and sexual assault. It addressed recommendations made by the Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMICS) to strengthen the delivery of healthcare and forensic medical services and... More
    Closed 2 weeks ago
  • Animal Health & Welfare Act Amendment Consultation 2019

    Seeking views on proposals to strengthen the enforcement of animal welfare legislation by; increasing the maximum available penalties for certain animal cruelty offences (including offences involving attacks on service animals); enabling secondary legislation to be made that will... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Rural Assets Strategy Consultation

    Crown Estate Scotland is a public corporation. We manage and innovate with land and property – seabed, coastline, rural estates and more – to deliver wider value. Collectively, the assets are referred to as the Scottish Crown Estate. We help families, businesses & communities to live,... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • A consultation on local connection and intentionality provisions in homelessness legislation

    This Scottish Government consultation paper invites your views on implementing the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) recommendation to commence the Local Connection and Intentionality provisions in the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003. The HARSAG also recommended narrowing... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Proposals for Changes to Protected Trust Deeds

    The Scottish Government has a range of statutory debt solutions to help those dealing with debt - bankruptcy, protected trust deeds (PTDs) and the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS). The consultation seeks views on proposals to help address some concerns identified with the operation of PTDs.... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Good Food Nation Proposals for Legislation

    Scottish Ministers remain committed to the concept and reality of Scotland as a Good Food Nation. A great deal of work is already happening now to make a real and positive difference to the lives of the people of Scotland: helping to improve their access to, and understanding of, the... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of people who are terminally ill

    The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 extends and enhances the rights of unpaid carers in Scotland by giving ALL carers the right to an adult carer support plan or young carer statement. These documents identify the outcomes that are important to the carer; their needs; and any support to be provided.... More
    Closed 1 month ago
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