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  • Fiscal framework review - stakeholder call for evidence

    Overview This call for evidence is seeking views on the design and operation of the Block Grant Adjustment mechanisms which form part of the Scottish Fiscal Framework. In particular, views are sought on how the Block Grant Adjustments allocate risk and deliver on... More
    Closes today
  • Planning with People: Community engagement and participation guidance - service user questionnaire

    Did you know that people living in Scotland have the right to get involved in the design and delivery of new health or social care services, and to comment on changes to existing services? When it comes to designing or making changes to these services, it is important that NHS Boards,... More
    Closes 30 September 2022
  • What we have done so far

    We have already undertaken a variety of engagement activities to explore how to maximise opportunities and minimise the risks associated with the energy transition. Some sessions have focused on particular National Just Transition Outcomes, while others have been centred around a particular... More
    Closes 3 October 2022
  • What are Scotland’s Just Transition Outcomes

    The Just Transition Outcomes are a central part of our National Just Transition Planning Framework . Just Transition Planning is about working collectively to identify the opportunities (and risks) associated with taking climate action. The aim is to plan for an orderly... More
    Closes 3 October 2022
  • How can you get involved

    Read more about how you can get involved in the the development of the Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan Participatory futures community workshops The RSA team are continuing to refine and iterate additional workshop activities; timings we hope to confirm up to 3... More
    Closes 3 October 2022
  • What are we doing

    To develop the Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan, we are taking a range of approaches to build agreement among citizens, places, businesses and workers about priorities and where we most need to see action. The variety of approaches reflects our need to hear from a wide... More
    Closes 3 October 2022
  • How we'll do it

    Our approach to engagement follows our National Just Transition Planning Framework and is grounded in our Net Zero Nation: public engagement strategy . Both emphasise the importance of openness and co-design, while taking an evidence-based and adaptable, iterative approach. ... More
    Closes 3 October 2022
  • Scotland’s statutory debt solutions and diligence: policy review response

    The Scottish Government committed to a policy review of both formal debt recovery mechanisms (known as diligence) and the statutory debt solutions (moratorium protection, bankruptcy, Protected Trust Deeds and the Debt Arrangement Scheme) with the aim of further enhancing and improving our... More
    Closes 7 October 2022
  • Equality Evidence Strategy 2023-25 consultation

    We are consulting on a draft plan to improve and strengthen Scotland's equality evidence base. The responses we receive through this consultation will help to shape this plan, which will form the basis of Scotland's new Equality Evidence Strategy. The development of Scotland's next Equality... More
    Closes 7 October 2022
  • Consultation on changes to the Parole Board (Scotland) Rules 2001

    The procedure under which the Parole Board considers cases is determined by the Parole Board (Scotland) Rules 2001, as amended (“the 2001 rules”). The Scottish Government is committed to modernising and simplifying the 2001 rules. These are now some 20 years old and in need of... More
    Closes 12 October 2022
  • School uniforms in Scotland

    Introduction The Scottish Government has committed to introduce statutory guidance in Scotland which aims to address equalities issues around uniform policy and reduce the cost of school uniform, as this can be a significant barrier to participation in learning. This consultation seeks... More
    Closes 14 October 2022
  • New build heat standard consultation: part II

    We are developing regulations which will, from 1 April 2024, prohibit the use of direct emissions heating systems in new buildings: both domestic and non-domestic. We are now in a position to provide further details on our intention to regulate heating systems in new buildings,... More
    Closes 20 October 2022
  • Physical intervention in schools guidance consultation

    In response to concerns raised about the use of restraint and seclusion in schools in the Children and Young People Commissioner’s 2018 report, No Safe Place , and the subsequent ENABLE Scotland In Safe Hands report, the Scottish Government established the Physical... More
    Closes 25 October 2022
  • Scotland's social security system: Enhanced Administration and Compensation Recovery - consultation

    This consultation seeks views on a number of proposed changes which have been identified as desirable since the passage of prior primary legislation, principally the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (the ‘2018 Act’). The Scottish system of social security is founded on... More
    Closes 27 October 2022
  • Inspection of early learning and childcare and school age childcare services in Scotland

    This consultation aims to gather views on a vision for the future of inspection and what this will deliver for children, families and practitioners, teachers and staff working in the sector from the full range of early learning and childcare (ELC) and school age childcare services, whether or... More
    Closes 28 October 2022
  • Land Reform in a Net Zero Nation

    Scotland has a proud history of land reform going back to the early days of devolution. We are committed to bringing forward a new Land Reform Bill in this parliamentary session. Over the summer, we are undertaking a wide-ranging consultation on our proposals for the measures it should... More
    Closes 30 October 2022
  • Gaelic and Scots and Scottish Languages Bill: Scottish Government commitments

    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 areas. The four key commitments are: ... More
    Closes 17 November 2022
  • Delivering our Vision for Scottish Agriculture. Proposals for a new Agriculture Bill

    The Scottish Government is committed to realising our Vision for Agriculture and transforming how we support farming and food production in Scotland to become a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture. Recent years have seen a series of global shocks that have had,... More
    Closes 21 November 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
    Closes 4 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
    Closes 5 December 2022
  • Discussion guide for parents and carers

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. We are currently commissioning a range of alternative versions and translations. Please email us to request the guide in a different language - nationaldiscussion@gov.scot Once you have had your discussion, tell us what your... More
    Closes 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
    Closes 5 December 2022
  • Take the survey

    Please use this survey to tell us your hopes and ideas for the future vision of Scottish education. The time has come for a new national discussion on education, one which will give everyone the chance to have their voice heard. We’re inviting everyone who has an interest in the future... More
    Closes 5 December 2022
  • Host a group discussion

    Use these dedicated discussion guides for teachers, parents/carers, youth workers and others to hold group discussions with children and young people. This will enable them to think creatively about the vision for the Scottish education system. Once you have had your discussion,... More
    Closes 5 December 2022
  • Other ways to get involved

    There are many ways to get involved in the National Discussion - at school, in your local community, with your family and friends, or via the online survey. We want people to join in the National Discussion in a way that suits them. That's why there are lots of ways you can get... More
    Closes 5 December 2022
  • More information

    Further information and background to the National Discussion and other education reform processes. Our qualifications and assessment systems are being reviewed and our education bodies are being replaced. Now is the right time to reflect on what works well, what we have learned about... More
    Closes 5 December 2022
  • Discussion guide for young children

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. We are currently commissioning a range of alternative versions and translations. Please email us to request the guide in a different language - nationaldiscussion@gov.scot Once you have had your discussion, tell us what your... More
    Closes 5 December 2022
  • Discussion guide for children and young people

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. We are currently commissioning a range of alternative versions and translations. Please email us to request the guide in a different language - nationaldiscussion@gov.scot Once you have had your discussion, tell us what your... More
    Closes 5 December 2022
  • Discussion guide for young adults

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. We are currently commissioning a range of alternative versions and translations. Please email us to request the guide in a different language - nationaldiscussion@gov.scot Once you have had your discussion, tell us what your... More
    Closes 5 December 2022
  • Discussion guide for adults

    Click the resources below to download the relevant guides. We are currently commissioning a range of alternative versions and translations. Please email us to request the guide in a different language - nationaldiscussion@gov.scot Once you have had your discussion, tell us what your... More
    Closes 5 December 2022
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