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  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues in relation to Policing: Independent Review

    Dame Elish Angiolini’s Independent Review has been established to look at all aspects of police complaints handling, investigations and misconduct. This Call for Evidence is being issued to the public to help inform that Independent Review. Evidence is welcomed from all individuals or... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • Consultation on Prisoner Voting

    This is the Scottish Government’s consultation on Prisoner Voting. It sets out the Scottish Government’s proposal for ensuring compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights on the matter of prisoners voting. The proposal relates to Scottish Parliament and local government elections. ... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Amendments to Scottish Road Works Regulations 2018

    Minor amendments are need to both the Road Works (Qualifications of Operative and Supervisors (Scotland) Regulations 2017 and the Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2017. This consultation seeks views on both proposed amendments. More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011: Consultation on the revised Model Records Management Plan

    The Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 requires named Scottish public authorities to produce and submit a records management plan (“RMP”), setting out proper arrangements for the management of an authority’s public records, to the Keeper of the Records of Scotland (“the Keeper”) for his... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 3 months ago
  • 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
    Opened 3 months ago
  • Consultation on Scottish Hate Crime Legislation

    Consulting on Lord Bracadale's recommendations as per his review of Hate Crime Legislation in Scotland. The consultation asks questions on our approach to consolidating all Scottish Hate Crime legislation and expanding the statutory aggravations. During the consultation we will be running... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • A consultation on the draft National Action Plan on Neurological Conditions (2019-2024)

    The draft National Action Plan on Neurological Conditions sets out the vision of improving diagnosis, treatment and care of people with neurological conditions in Scotland, and describes our commitments to achieve this vision. This consultation invites people living with neurological... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Mesothelioma 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. In order to ensure success of the National Cancer QPIs in driving quality improvement it is... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Clinical Pathways and Guidance for Healthcare Professionals Working to Support Adults who Present Having Experienced Rape or Sexual Assault in Scotland

    The consultation is seeking views from people with lived experience and professionals, on the clinical pathways and guidance for healthcare professionals working to support adults who present having experienced rape or sexual assault in Scotland. It outlines: processes for supporting the... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Success Fee Agreements in Scotland

    'Success fees' are the fees charged by a solicitor or claims management company for acting for an individual in civil cases, often known as 'no-win, no-fee' cases. The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 ('the Act') introduces caps on the percentages that... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Consultation on Review of Scottish Government’s suite of Good Practice Principles for Renewable Energy Developments

    The Scottish Government has a suite of Good Practice Principles as follows: Community Benefits from Onshore Renewable Energy Developments . Shared Ownership of Onshore Renewable Energy Developments . Community Benefits from Offshore Renewable Energy Developments . These... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Motorsports On Closed Public Roads

    Scotland has a long and proud tradition in the world of motorsports and the Scottish Government recognise the need to balance the potential for economic benefit and public enjoyment from such events with a high degree of safety, both for spectators and road users. Local authorities currently... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Bill: Consultation

    The Scottish Government has made a commitment to strengthen the existing legislative framework for the protection of women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a form of gender based violence. This consultation seeks views on this, and also seeks views on additional provisions... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Transportation Noise Action Plan

    The Environmental Noise Directive (END) was adopted in 2004 and requires member states to bring about measures which are intended to avoid, prevent or reduce, on a prioritised area basis, the harmful effects, including annoyance due to the exposure to environmental noise. The Directive... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Reducing health harms of foods high in fat, sugar or salt

    Too many of us in Scotland have a poor diet and an unhealthy weight, which can have a negative impact on our health and wellbeing. This is in part because we generally consume too many calories and too much fat, sugar and salt. In seeking to reduce population-level intakes of calories, fat,... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • The future of civil partnership in Scotland

    The consultation sets out two options for the future of civil partnership in Scotland. The first involves closure of civil partnership to new relationships from a specific date in the future. The second involves making civil partnership available to opposite sex couples. More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • A consultation on the Scottish Government's preferred policy position on unconventional oil and gas (UOG), the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report, and partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA)

    The Scottish Government is currently finalising its policy position on the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland. As part of that process we are inviting views on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and partial Business, Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) of our... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Policing during miners' strike: independent review

    This is a general call for evidence on the impact of policing on affected communities in Scotland during the period of the miners’ strike from March 1984 to March 1985. Evidence is sought from affected individuals and representative groups. The evidence gathered in this exercise will help... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Consultation on The Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019

    Section 67 of The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 inserts a new section 26A into the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 in relation to continuing care. Continuing care is defined in new section 26A(4) of the 1995 Act as meaning the same accommodation and other assistance as was being... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Consultation on Young Carer Grant Regulations

    The Scottish Government is consulting on the development of the policy and regulations for the Young Carer Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland. The grant will provide a £300 one-off payment, which can be applied for annually for young carers aged 16-17 (and... More
    Closed 5 months ago
  • Consultation on the use of narrow trenching in Scotland's roads

    This consultation seeks opinion on a proposed revision to the code which is made under Section 130 of the New Road and Street Works Act 1991(“NRSWA”). The Scottish Government believe a revision to the code is now necessary to take into account the increasing use of narrow trenching as a... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Proposals for reform of the annual canvass

    Following pilots of four different models for conducting the annual canvass of electors in 2016 and 2017 across the UK, we are publishing this joint policy statement setting out detailed proposals for the modernisation of the annual canvass in England, Scotland and Wales and requesting feedback... More
    Closed 6 months ago
  • Consultation on Licensing of Dog, Cat and Rabbit Breeding Activities in Scotland

    This consultation is seeking views on proposals to introduce new regulations for the licensing of dog, cat and rabbit breeding activities in Scotland. This consultation covers the proposals for a modern system of licensing for dog, cat and rabbit breeding activities allowing for independent... More
    Closed 6 months ago
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