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  • Tied Pubs - Scottish Pubs Code - part 2

    This consultation seeks your views on the Scottish Government's proposals on the Scottish Pubs Code for tied pubs. It seeks your views on what else the Scottish Pubs Code should contain beyond Market Rent Only leases and guest beer agreements (which were subject to a separate Scottish Pubs Code... More
    Closed 12 May 2022
  • Tightening rules on advertising and promoting vaping products

    Vaping products (electronic cigarettes) have become popular over the past decade as an alternative to smoking tobacco. While current evidence shows that vapes are less harmful than smoking tobacco, they are not harm-free and we do not know what damage they could cause to human health in the... More
    Closed 29 April 2022
  • Proposal to designate Red Rocks and Longay as a Marine Protected Area

    The Scottish Government's vision is for a marine environment that is clean, healthy, safe, productive and diverse seas; managed to meet the long term needs of nature and people. Scotland’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) network is being developed to help safeguard our most important... More
    Closed 26 April 2022
  • 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
    Closed 22 April 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
    Closed 15 April 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
    Closed 12 April 2022
  • Public Sector Equality Duty review

    Scottish Ministers are committed to reviewing the effectiveness of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in Scotland. After months of research and engagement to identify issues within the Scottish Specific Duties (SSDs), it has become clear that more could be done to improve the regime.... More
    Closed 11 April 2022
  • 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
    Closed 8 April 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
    Closed 6 April 2022
  • 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
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • National litter and flytipping strategy consultation

    This consultation, which was drafted in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Scottish Environment Protection Agency ( SEPA), is seeking views on the aims, objectives and actions that will sit under, the new National Litter and Flytipping Strategy... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • 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
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Draft National Planning Framework 4

    This consultation is seeking views and comments on the draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4). NPF4 will, when adopted, set out the Scottish Governments priorities and policies for the planning system up to 2045 and how our approach to planning and development will help to... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Resource Spending Review Framework

    On 9 December 2021, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy launched the Scottish Government’s first multi-year Resource Spending Review since 2011 . The aim of this Resource Spending Review is to set out spending plans for the remainder of the parliamentary term... More
    Closed 27 March 2022
  • 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
    Closed 22 March 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
    Closed 22 March 2022
  • 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
    Closed 13 March 2022
  • 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
    Closed 11 March 2022
  • 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
    Closed 11 March 2022
  • The not proven verdict and related reforms

    This consultation seeks views on the three verdict system in Scottish criminal trials and, if the not proven verdict were to be abolished, whether any accompanying reforms would be necessary to other aspects of the Scottish criminal justice system including jury size, majority required for... More
    Closed 11 March 2022
  • Scottish court fees 2022-2025

    This consultation seeks views on a proposal to increase court fees by 2% on 1 April 2022, and on 1 April 2023 and 2024. This increase is in line with expected inflation. The consultation also seeks views on minor changes to exemptions from court fees and also some technical changes to the fees... More
    Closed 4 March 2022
  • Consumer Scotland draft workplan for energy, post and water 2022-23: Consultation

    Consumer Scotland will be the official, independent and expert voice of the consumer in Scotland. The Consumer Scotland Act 2020 gave it the general function of providing consumer advocacy and advice with a view to: reducing harm to consumers increasing... More
    Closed 4 March 2022
  • Draft framework for pain management service delivery

    The Scottish Government are committed to improving care for people with chronic pain. In support of this, we made a number of commitments in our Programme for Government, including the development of a new Framework for Pain Management Service Delivery. This draft Framework sets out a vision... More
    Closed 28 February 2022
  • Regulation of energy efficiency in existing non-domestic buildings: call for evidence

    The Heat in Buildings Strategy confirms that the Scottish Government will develop a new regulatory framework for zero emissions heating and energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings by 2025. The framework will build on the Scottish Government’s existing commitments to... More
    Closed 25 February 2022
  • Winter heating benefits: low income winter heating assistance

    The Scottish Government has now committed to replacing the UK Government’s Cold Weather Payment (CWP) of £25 for every 7 day period of very cold weather, with a new £50 winter heating payment paid annually to those low-income households currently eligible for the CWP. This will be an... More
    Closed 25 February 2022
  • 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
    Closed 21 February 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
    Closed 13 February 2022
  • Building regulations - compliance and enforcements: consultation

    Building Standards Division (BSD), is developing a national Compliance Plan approach to provide greater assurance that compliance with building regulations is achieved from design to completion. This consultation seeks to obtain the views on the development of a new Compliance Plan... More
    Closed 9 February 2022
  • Guiding principles on the environment: draft statutory guidance

    The UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021 (“the Continuity Act”) introduces new duties on Ministers and other public authorities to have due regard to five guiding principles on the environment. The guiding principles sit alongside Scotland’s... More
    Closed 8 February 2022
  • National Public Energy Agency: call for evidence

    The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019 set legally binding targets for Scotland to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, with interim targets requiring a 75% reduction by 2030, and 90% by 2040. To achieve this requires transformational change in... More
    Closed 8 February 2022
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