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  • Police complaints, investigations and misconduct: a consultation on legislation

    This consultation looks at the publication of Dame Elish Angiolini’s independent review on Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues in Relation to Policing which recommended improvements to policing systems and structures. The Angiolini report mentions principles of... More
    Closes today
  • Environmental Standards Scotland - draft strategic plan

    Environmental Standard Scotland (ESS) is a new independent public body, established by the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021. ESS has been created to monitor the effectiveness of environmental law in Scotland and public authorities’ compliance with it, and... More
    Closes 17 August 2022
  • Improving victims' experiences of the justice system: consultation

    The Scottish Government’s new Vision for Justice in Scotland , published in February 2022, sets out our clear and compelling vision for a just, safe and resilient Scotland. We are committed to a transformational approach to justice reform to ensure the system meets the needs and... More
    Closes 19 August 2022
  • Delivering Scotland’s circular economy: A Route Map to 2025 and beyond

    Through this consultation we set out our proposals for a Route Map to 2025, our strategic plan to deliver Scotland’s zero waste and circular economy ambitions. It is the start of a national conversation on how we deliver our vision for the circular economy. We are seeking your... More
    Closes 22 August 2022
  • Delivering Scotland’s circular economy: a consultation on proposals for a Circular Economy Bill

    This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for legislation to develop Scotland’s circular economy. A circular economy is one in which resources are kept in use for as long as possible. It can benefit the environment, by cutting waste and carbon emissions;... More
    Closes 22 August 2022
  • Inclusion of Scottish public bodies in Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC) reporting

    This consultation is seeking your views on proposals to extend the reporting requirements to Scottish public bodies for the publication of modern slavery statements as part of work to improve Transparency in Supply Chains. It also seeks your views on the mechanisms for this reporting and... More
    Closes 22 August 2022
  • A new Suicide Prevention Strategy for Scotland

    The Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) will publish a new Suicide prevention Strategy and Action Plan in September 2022. This will replace the current Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Every Life Matters which was published in 2018. Every Life... More
    Closes 23 August 2022
  • Home education guidance

    Why we are consulting This consultation seeks views on the draft updates to the existing Home education guidance , published in 2007. This guidance is published under Section 14 of the Standards in Scotland’s Schools Act 2000, and local authorities are... More
    Closes 31 August 2022
  • Scottish roadworks technical consultation 2022

    The aim of this consultation is to ask some specific technical questions regarding qualifications and reinstatement quality plans. Currently these elements are covered within Section 116 (Qualifications of supervisors and operatives) and Section 118 (Reinstatement Quality Plans) of The Transport... More
    Closes 8 September 2022
  • A new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy - consultation

    We want to hear your views on what a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final Strategy. The Strategy will guide the work that the Government, and our partners,... More
    Closes 9 September 2022
  • Salmon fishing: proposed river gradings for 2023 season

    We are seeking views on the proposed river gradings for the 2023 fishing season, which have been calculated from the annual assessment of the conservation status of wild Atlantic salmon populations in rivers across Scotland. Additionally, we are seeking views on proposals for... More
    Closes 9 September 2022
  • Scottish Biodiversity Strategy 2022

    The Scottish Government are seeking views for their Biodiversity Strategy, which is due for publication in 2022. The Strategy is the starting point in a process which will lead into the development of rolling delivery plans and, through the introduction of a Natural Environment Bill,... More
    Closes 12 September 2022
  • 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 19 September 2022
  • What are we doing

    We are engaging throughout the Summer with our key partners. A series of “sprints” will explicitly focus on Just Transition Outcomes and are designed to bring together a sample of cross-sectoral voices to discuss system-wide issues to ensure that those with expertise in the... More
    Closes 22 September 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 22 September 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 Energy Workers Survey The aim of this survey is to help Scottish Government better understand what the transition to reach net zero emissions means for people... More
    Closes 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 2022
  • Restricting promotions on food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt

    In 2021-22 Programme for Government (link will open in new window) , the Scottish Government committed to bring forward legislation during this Parliament to restrict ‘ unhealthier food and drink promotions’. The primary aim of the policy is to reduce the public... More
    Closes 23 September 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 23 September 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 25 September 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
  • 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
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