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  • Draft Hydrogen Action Plan

    On 10 November 2021, the Scottish Government published a draft Hydrogen Action Plan that articulates the actions that will be taken over the next five years to support the development of the hydrogen economy in Scotland which will further our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from... More
    Closed 26 January 2022
  • Ending the need for food banks: a draft national plan

    The draft national plan sets out what the Scottish Government are currently doing and what more we intend to do, alongside others, to end the need for food banks as a primary response to food insecurity. The consultation questions will help us to identify further practical action that can be... More
    Closed 25 January 2022
  • Future pandemic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies in Scotland

    The Covid-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Scotland. In response, the Scottish Government worked with partners to quickly establish new supply chains and put in place cross public sector collaboration with the NHS on PPE supply... More
    Opened 25 January 2022
  • Offensive Weapons Act 2019 Scottish statutory guidance

    This statutory guidance is published in draft by the Scottish Government and relates to certain provisions contained within the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (“the 2019 Act”) that extend to Scotland. This draft guidance covers provisions in the 2019 Act that extend only to Scotland and... More
    Closed 25 January 2022
  • Wellbeing and living with COVID protection measures

    During the coronavirus pandemic, various protective measures and regulations have been introduced to limit the spread of the virus. These measures have changed the way we connect, shop, travel and work. People across Scotland have been doing their best to follow these measures to keep... More
    Opened 24 January 2022
  • Aviation strategy

    This consultation seeks your views on how to realise our vision for aviation: "For Scotland to have national and international connectivity that allows us to enjoy all the economic and social benefits of air travel while reducing our environmental impact." It covers the transition to low... More
    Closed 21 January 2022
  • Second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2)

    This consultation is on the draft second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) Summary Report , which sets out draft transport recommendations for the next 20 years. STPR2 is one of the mechanisms for delivering the Vision, Priorities and Outcomes of the second National... More
    Opened 20 January 2022
  • Consultation on the draft Joint Fisheries Statement

    We are seeking your views on the draft Joint Fisheries Statement (JFS). It has been developed by the four UK fisheries policy authorities (The UK Government’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers, and the Northern Ireland... More
    Opened 18 January 2022
  • Tied pubs: draft Scottish Pubs Code - Part 1

    This consultation seeks your views on the Scottish Government's proposals on the Scottish Pubs Code for tied pubs. It covers proposals on Market Rent Only leases and guest beer agreements. On 23 March 2021, the Scottish Parliament unanimously passed the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill... More
    Closed 17 January 2022
  • 20% car kilometre reduction route map

    In response to the global climate emergency, Scotland’s Climate Change Plan update in 2020 set out a world-leading commitment to reduce car kilometres by 20% by 2030. Transport accounts for a quarter of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions, with cars making up almost 40% of transport... More
    Opened 13 January 2022
  • Cancer Care: Review of Bladder Cancer Quality Performance Indicators

    We welcome your views on the Draft Revised Bladder Cancer Quality Performance Indicator Engagement Document. Please provide comments whether they be on all individual Quality Performance Indicators or only those relevant to you. In particular we are... More
    Opened 11 January 2022
  • Suicide Prevention Strategy Development Questionnaire

    Scottish Government and the Convention for Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) have committed to jointly develop a new suicide prevention strategy for Scotland This will use the available evidence and intelligence to build on the work which has already been undertaken across Scotland to... More
    Closed 7 January 2022
  • Scotland's National Transport Strategy Impact Assessments

    Scotland’s National Transport Strategy 2 (NTS2) sets out the vision for Scotland’s transport system to the year 2040. The NTS2 outlines the four priorities for our transport system: Reduces inequalities Takes climate action ... More
    Closed 5 January 2022
  • Scottish Landfill Tax: further clarity and certainty

    The Scottish Government is committed to providing clarity and certainty to taxpayers and their customers regarding the application of Scottish Landfill Tax (SLfT), reflecting the Scottish approach to taxation and to ensure a level playing field across the waste and recycling industry. ... More
    Closed 31 December 2021
  • An updated marine litter strategy for Scotland

    This consultation is one of the final stages in the process of updating the Marine Litter Strategy for Scotland. A large amount of work has already been undertaken with guidance from the Marine Litter Strategy Steering Group. Membership of the Marine Litter Strategy Steering Group includes... More
    Opened 29 December 2021
  • Legal services regulation reform in Scotland

    Views are being sought on developing a system of legal services regulation that would promote a flourishing legal sector and place consumer interests at its heart. Ministers want to ensure the system of regulation in Scotland incorporates the competitive provision of legal... More
    Closed 24 December 2021
  • Becoming a fair work nation

    We are launching a public consultation on Scotland becoming a Fair Work Nation. The Scottish Government’s vision, shared with the Fair Work Convention , is that by 2025, people in Scotland will have a world leading working life where Fair Work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for... More
    Closed 23 December 2021
  • Devolved social security benefits

    The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 allows Scottish Ministers to make regulations that would transfer some or all of the competence and jurisdiction that a sheriff has over debt recovery in the devolved social security system to the Social Security Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal. ... More
    Closed 23 December 2021
  • Changes to the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) scheme

    Supplier payment default under the Renewables Obligation (RO) support scheme has emerged in recent years. The scheme features a mutualisation mechanism which seeks to recover unpaid bills from other electricity suppliers once they exceed a threshold. The UK Government recently legislated to... More
    Closed 23 December 2021
  • The next Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland

    It is a requirement of Section 40 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (as amended) that Scottish Ministers prepare such a Framework document, and do so in consultation with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), bodies representing SFRS staff, t he Convention of Scottish Local Authorities... More
    Closed 22 December 2021
  • Non-domestic rates: decapitalisation rates for the 2023 revaluation

    The next revaluation of non-domestic property in Scotland is due to take effect from 1 April 2023 based on rental values as at 1 April 2022 (the 'tone date'). At revaluation Scottish Assessors review rateable values resulting in a new valuation roll for all non-domestic properties in Scotland.... More
    Opened 20 December 2021
  • A New Deal for Tenants - draft Rented Sector Strategy consultation

    The Scottish Government invites comments to this consultation on A New Deal for Tenants - Draft Rented Sector Strategy, which seeks to improve accessibility, affordability choices and standards across the whole rented sector in Scotland. The draft strategy consultation sets out and... More
    Opened 20 December 2021
  • Incineration in the waste hierarchy review: call for evidence

    Read the consultation paper Section 1: Overview The Scottish Government has committed to reviewing the role of incineration in the waste hierarchy in Scotland, to ensure that how residual waste is managed in Scotland aligns with Scotland’s carbon reduction ambitions. On... More
    Opened 20 December 2021
  • Scotland's pavement parking prohibitions: pre-implementation directions and regulations for local authorities

    The Scottish Government has been working to improve parking legislation in Scotland in order to tackle the impact of inconsiderate and obstructive parking and ensure that our roads and pavements are accessible for all. As part of this work, The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 bans pavement... More
    Opened 17 December 2021
  • Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessments

    Open spaces, green infrastructure and outdoor places to play are key components in successful placemaking, helping to create pleasant, liveable, healthy and resilient communities. Considering access to quality open space, green infrastructure, and play opportunities as a key part of... More
    Opened 17 December 2021
  • Prevention of Homelessness Duties - A Joint Scottish Government and COSLA Consultation

    Ending homelessness is everyone's business. Imagine a world where homelessness is rare, brief and unlikely to happen again. It might be difficult to imagine, but it is not impossible. In most cases, homelessness is preventable. Scotland has strong housing rights for those... More
    Opened 17 December 2021
  • Local development planning - regulations and guidance: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the secondary legislative requirements and the draft guidance to stakeholders on implementing the future local development plan system. There are 4 parts: Part A, the Introduction; Part B, the Proposals for Regulations, including draft regulations; Part C,... More
    Opened 17 December 2021
  • The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax - Additional Dwelling Supplement: A call for evidence and views

    The Scottish Government seeks evidence and views on the operation of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) . The Scottish Government committed to a review of the ADS in the 2021-22 Programme for Government. This call for evidence ... More
    Opened 16 December 2021
  • Consultation on reforming the non-domestic rates system: proposals, the draft valuation roll, content of valuation notices, etc.

    The report of the independent Barclay Review of Non-Domestic Rates was published in August 2017 and made a number of recommendations to reform the non-domestic rates system including the appeals process. The Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Act 2020 creates the requirement for assessors to... More
    Closed 15 December 2021
  • The use of dogs to control foxes and other wild mammals in Scotland

    We recognised concerns about whether the legislation that governs the use of dogs to hunt for mammals in Scotland is working properly. That is why we asked the Right Honourable Lord Bonomy to undertake a review to ascertain whether the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 provided... More
    Closed 15 December 2021
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