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  • Forestry and Land Scotland Corporate Plan Consultation

    Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is an executive agency of the Scottish Government, responsible for managing Scotland's national forests and land. We are launching a public consultation on our next Corporate Plan which sets out the proposed direction of travel and priorities for our... More
    Closed 22 November 2021
  • Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2022

    As in previous years, we intend to create a new Scottish Statutory Instrument accounting for the target cost of operating the Scottish Road Works Register , for the financial years 2022/23 and 2023/24. The intention is to revoke the 2021 Instrument, and replace with a single Instrument in 2022... More
    Closed 19 November 2021
  • Agricultural transition in Scotland

    Following on from the period of simplicity and stability we are moving forward to put in place a successor to the Common Agriculture Policy that will guide farming, food production and land use for many years to come. Our approach will support farmers and crofters to ensure their... More
    Closed 17 November 2021
  • Cancer Care: Review of Cutaneous Melanoma Quality Performance Indicators

    We welcome your views on the Draft Revised Cutaneous Melanoma Quality Performance Indicator Engagement Document. Please provide comments whether they be on all individual Quality Performance Indicators (QPI) or only those relevant to you. In particular... More
    Closed 9 November 2021
  • Covid recovery: public health, services and justice system reforms

    As one of the steps to harness lessons from the Covid pandemic, the Scottish Government is committed to reviewing the impact of Covid on the Scottish statute book. The Government wants to remove measures no longer needed in order to respond to the pandemic whilst keeping those where there is... More
    Closed 9 November 2021
  • National Strategy for Community Justice: Review Consultation

    This consultation invites comments as part of the review of the National Strategy for Community Justice. As per section 16 of the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 , Scottish Ministers must review the current strategy by 24 November 2021. Following this review, Scottish... More
    Closed 8 November 2021
  • Anne's Law: proposals for adults living in care homes to maintain family and friendship connections 

    This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for delivering Anne’s Law in primary legislation, to ensure that people who live in adult care homes have rights to see and spend time with the people who are important to them. The development of Anne’s Law... More
    Closed 5 November 2021
  • Firth of Clyde cod spawning closure for 2022/23

    Since 2001, a specific area in the Firth of Clyde has been closed to fishing each year between 14 February and 30 April, in order to protect spawning cod. The Scottish Government has responsibility for the closure via a Scottish Statutory Instrument (SSI). Exemptions have always been provided... More
    Closed 4 November 2021
  • Adult care homes: strengthening Health and Social Care Standards

    This consultation seeks your views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for strengthening the Health and Social Care Standards to enable people living in adult care homes to maintain family and friendship connections to support their health and wellbeing. These proposals form part of work... More
    Closed 2 November 2021
  • A National Care Service for Scotland

    This consultation sets out our proposals to improve the way we deliver social care in Scotland. The importance of our social care services has never been clearer than during the pandemic. In future, we want to make sure that our social care system will consistently deliver high quality... More
    Closed 2 November 2021
  • Tax policy and the Budget - a framework for tax

    Building on 2020’s Scottish Budget consultation exercise, the Scottish Government has been exploring ways to enhance its approach to tax policy making at the beginning of this new session of the Scottish Parliament. This consultation seeks views on our overarching approach to tax... More
    Closed 26 October 2021
  • Development of the Islands Bond

    Population decline is a real threat to the sustainability of many, although not all, of Scotland’s island communities. During the consultation for the National Islands Plan, depopulation was the top priority issue identified by respondents. That is why, through the National... More
    Closed 25 October 2021
  • Sectoral Marine Plan - innovation and targeted oil and gas decarbonisation, offshore wind

    The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring secure, reliable and affordable energy supplies within the context of long-term decarbonisation of energy generation. Continued growth of the renewable energy sector in Scotland is an essential feature of the future cle an energy system and... More
    Closed 20 October 2021
  • Membership of the National Smart Ticketing Advisory Board

    Smart ticketing is an important element of a modern public transport system and is increasingly prevalent in major cities in the UK and in countries around the world. During 2017, Transport Scotland sought the views of stakeholders and the wider public through a consultation into various... More
    Closed 13 October 2021
  • Building standards (fire safety) - a consultation on external wall systems

    This consultation seeks to obtain the views and opinions of stakeholders on a review of building standards relating to the fire safety of cladding to help ensure the safety of people in and around Scotland's buildings. The consultation covers five main areas, as follows: the... More
    Closed 11 October 2021
  • Home energy efficiency: equity loan pilot

    Scotland’s long term climate change targets will require the near complete decarbonisation of our energy system by 2045, with renewable energy meeting a very significant share of our needs. The Scottish Government's draft Heat in Buildings Strategy sets out a pathway to zero emission... More
    Closed 8 October 2021
  • Domestic Energy Performance Certificates reform

    Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) are a useful tool to help property owners, buyers and tenants compare information on the energy performance of a property. C onsidering how we use EPCs to regulate and encourage change is a key part of achieving net zero. This consultation forms the first... More
    Closed 8 October 2021
  • Implementing the bus provisions of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019

    Bus Services are an economic and social cornerstone for Scotland. The sector accounts for three quarters of all public transport journeys and is set to play an increasingly important role in achieving a just transition to net zero by 2045. However, bus patronage in Scotland (and the UK) has been... More
    Closed 6 October 2021
  • Consultation on Penalty Charge Notices for Parking Enforcement

    Since 1997, 21 local authorities in Scotland have introduced decriminalised parking enforcement regimes into their areas. These regimes enable local authorities to administer their own parking policies and penalty charge schemes to control on-street parking. We believe parking... More
    Closed 4 October 2021
  • Setting up the Scottish COVID-19 Public Inquiry

    What is a Public Inquiry? Work is currently underway to establish a Scottish Public Inquiry to investigate the handling of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Scotland. The purpose of a public inquiry is to: investigate events causing public concern establish the facts... More
    Closed 30 September 2021
  • Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007: updated Code of Practice and Guidance for Adult Protection Committees

    The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 (the Act) was implemented in 2008, at which time the Scottish Government published an Adult Support and Protection Code of Practice and also Guidance for Adult Protection Committees (APC). A revised Code of Practice was published in 2014. ... More
    Closed 28 September 2021
  • Coronavirus (Compensation for Self-isolation) Bill

    This consultation has now closed. A full analysis of responses will be published in due course. This consultation concerned a legal liability that arises as a result of the Public Health Etc. (Scotland) Act 2008. This Act includes a provision for Health Boards to provide compensation to... More
    Closed 24 September 2021
  • Cancer care: Review of Head and Neck Cancer Quality Performance Indicators

    As part of the National Cancer Quality Programme, Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPI's) were developed to drive continuous quality improvement in cancer care across NHSScotland. The Head and Neck Cancer QPIs were first published in April 2014. The QPI's undergo formal review... More
    Closed 22 September 2021
  • Minimum Income Guarantee

    What is a Minimum Income Guarantee? A Minimum Income Guarantee (MIG) is an assurance that no one will fall below a set income level that would allow them to live a dignified life. A MIG can be delivered through employment, targeted welfare payments and also through other types of support or... More
    Closed 16 September 2021
  • Gaelic Language Plan

    The Scottish Government recognises that Gaelic is an integral part of Scotland’s heritage, national identity and current cultural life. The Scottish Government has taken action and has put in place the necessary structures and initiatives to ensure that Gaelic has a sustainable future in a... More
    Closed 9 September 2021
  • Scottish Social Housing Charter Review

    This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Social Housing Charter. The Charter was introduced by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010, which requires Ministers to set standards and outcomes that social landlords should be achieving for tenants and other customers through their housing activities.... More
    Closed 9 September 2021
  • Workplace Parking Licensing Regulations and Guidance

    The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 introduced a discretionary power for local authorities to implement Workplace Parking Licensing (WPL) schemes. The Act provides the legislative framework for WPL and confers powers on Scottish Ministers to make regulations in relation to certain elements. This... More
    Closed 6 September 2021
  • A9 North Kessock to Tore Study - Preliminary Appraisal

    The first phase of this study, the Initial Appraisal (Case for Change), was published in March 2021 and concluded that there was evidence for a ‘Case for Change’ within the study area. We are now progressing through the Initial Appraisal stage of this process which involves reviewing the... More
    Closed 27 August 2021
  • Adult Support and Protection Guidance for General Practitioners and Primary Care Teams

    The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 is designed to protect those adults who are unable to safeguard their own interests and are at risk of harm because they are affected by: disability; mental disorder; illness; physical or mental infirmity.Harm means all harm including self-harm... More
    Closed 26 August 2021
  • New Year’s Day Trading for Large Retailers

    We are consulting with employees and retail businesses on whether the law should be changed to close large retail businesses on New Year’s Day. A large shop is defined as one with a relevant floor area over 280 square metres (for comparison purposes a tennis court is 260 square metres). The... More
    Closed 24 August 2021
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