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  • 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
    Closes 28 September 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
    Closes 30 September 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
    Closes 4 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
    Closes 6 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
    Closes 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
    Closes 8 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
    Closes 8 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
    Closes 12 October 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
    Closes 15 October 2021
  • Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas decarbonisation Offshore Wind Sectoral Marine Plan Areas of Search

    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
    Closes 20 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
    Closes 25 October 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
    Closes 26 October 2021
  • Scottish Building Regulations: Proposed changes to Energy Standards and associated topics, including Ventilation, Overheating and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

    Scottish building regulations set minimum standards applicable to new buildings and to new work to existing buildings. Our recent draft Heat in Buildings Strategy sets out our vision for decarbonising heat and reducing energy demand across all buildings in Scotland, setting out the scale of... More
    Closes 29 October 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
    Closes 2 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
    Closes 2 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
    Closes 9 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
    Closes 17 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
    Closes 19 November 2021
  • Local food for everyone

    Scotland has some of the best food and drink in the world, enjoyed around the globe and creating jobs the length and breadth of the country. Since 2007 the Scottish Government has dramatically improved the landscape for food in Scotland, from school lunches to whisky exports, from... More
    Closes 26 November 2021
  • A Consultation on a Consumer Duty for Public Bodies

    The Consumer Scotland Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament in June 2019, passed in May 2020, and received Royal Assent in June 2020. The Act now requires the Scottish Government to establish a consumer body – Consumer Scotland – to represent the needs of consumers. Consumer... More
    Closes 26 November 2021
  • Local taxation - Valuation Appeals Committees etc: transfer of functions

    A consultation on draft regulations regarding the transfer of the functions of the Council Tax Reduction Review Panel and the functions of the Valuation Appeals Committees to the new Local Taxation Chamber in the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland, and transferring the relevant functions of the... More
    Closes 28 November 2021
  • Scottish Crime and Justice Survey

    The Scottish Government would like to consult users on the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) in the context of the forthcoming re-procurement. Details of the Consultation can be found in the Consultation Paper. The SCJS is a large-scale social survey which asks people... More
    Closes 9 December 2021
  • Consultation on reforming the non-domestic rates system: proposals, the draft valuation roll, content of valuation notices, etc.

    The report of the independent Barclay Review of Non-Domestic Rates was published in August 2017 and made a number of recommendations to reform the non-domestic rates system including the appeals process. The Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Act 2020 creates the requirement for assessors to... More
    Closes 15 December 2021
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