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  • 'Moving on' from care into adulthood consultation

    The Scottish Government are committed to Keeping the Promise to all children and young people by 2030. This includes making sure that all children and young people with care experience are given the support they need to help them move on from care into adulthood and more independent living. This consultation is about ensuring that young people leaving care and moving into adulthood have the right scaffolding of support available to ensure they thrive. This consultation... More
    Opened 11 July 2024
  • The Scottish Road Worker Consultation 2024

    Transport Scotland are holding a public consultation to seek views on the road worker experience of using plans of underground apparatus to dig safely, with a view to set guidance later in the year on this topic. We specifically welcome responses from persons who use ‘apparatus plans’ also known as ‘plant information’, to work in the road network. Read the consultation paper . The consultation paper contains full background information for this... More
    Opened 11 July 2024
  • Achieving value and sustainability in prescribing medication: consultation

    There is variation in prescribing of medications across NHS Scotland. This can include items that may have low or limited effectiveness, safety concerns, or provide low value for money for NHS Scotland where there are more cost-effective items available. This can also include instances of antibiotics being prescribed unnecessarily or for longer than the recommended duration, increasing antimicrobial resistance. This guidance aims to promote the effective use of medicines... More
    Opened 11 July 2024
  • Purpose built student accommodation: notice to leave tenancy: provider survey

    We want to know about the current processes in place for students who wish to end their tenancy agreement early, and what the impact of any legislation in relation to notice to quit periods would have on your business. This includes college or university halls of residence as well as privately owned and run purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) It does not include private lets, typically where a student stays either alone or with other students in a privately owned house or flat. ... More
    Opened 10 July 2024
  • Purpose built student accommodation: notice to leave tenancy: student survey

    We want to know about students' experiences of living in purpose built student accommodation (PBSA), including halls of residence, and whether you wanted to, or had to, leave your accommodation part way through your tenancy. This includes college or university halls of residence and similar accommodation managed by an external organisation (such as UNITE or Student Roost). It does not include private lets, typically where a student stays either alone or with other students in a... More
    Opened 10 July 2024
  • Changing the International Territorial Level Geography for Scotland

    The International Territorial Levels (ITLs) are geographic boundaries used in the production of statistics in the United Kingdom. They were created by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to produce regional statistics within the UK, and to allow international comparisons. The Office for National Statistics are currently reviewing existing ITL boundaries. The purpose of this consultation is to seek user feedback on proposed changes to the Scottish ITL2 and ITL3 regions. ... More
    Opened 9 July 2024
  • Media reporting on child homicide victims: a consultation on the issues

    This consultation has been prompted by concerns raised by families bereaved by crime about the traumatic impact of ongoing press and social media coverage of the death of their loved one. This can be particularly distressing when that loved one was a child. Involving families with experience of such terrible loss, the Scottish Government has already taken forward a number of activities to explore this issue. This has included a r oundtable on the end point for anonymity for... More
    Opened 9 July 2024
  • Revising small area statistics geographies: data zones and intermediate zones

    Data Zones and Intermediate Zones are small area geographies used in the production of official statistics in Scotland. They were first introduced in 2004, and revised in 2014. The purpose of this consultation is to seek feedback from users on proposals to update these geographies to ensure that they remain fit for purpose. Data Zones are designed so that they are roughly comparable in population size, with around 500 to 1,000 people. There are currently 6,796 Data Zones in... More
    Opened 9 July 2024
  • Cultural engagement in Scotland: what is it and why does it matter?

    We have developed this survey to help us understand how people describe and enjoy culture, and what matters most to them. We are seeking your views on the things that you enjoy doing and if you experience any challenges in accessing different activities and places. We are doing this because we would like to gather different types of evidence, to better understand what everyday culture looks like and how it fits in our lives. For more information on the Scottish Government’s... More
    Opened 8 July 2024
  • Fee proposals for registers introduced by the Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Act

    The Scottish Parliament passed the Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Act 2023 on 4 May 2023, with it receiving Royal Assent on 13 June 2023. This consultation contains details of the proposed statutory fee structure for the operation of the two new registers proposed by the Act and of the basis on which these are proposed. Views are sought on all of these proposals. Registers of Scotland is also committed to consulting its customers on any changes affecting the provisions of... More
    Opened 8 July 2024
  • Long-term prisoner release process: consultation

    This consultation seeks your views on proposed changes to the long-term prisoner release process. Long-term prisoners are those sentenced to four years or more in prison. Our proposal is to bring forward the point at which some long-term prisoners are released. This would mean that they spend less time in custody and more time in the community before the end of their sentence. In the community they would be subject to licence conditions, supervision and recall. This proposal... More
    Opened 8 July 2024
  • Scottish Law Commission report on review of contract law

    This consultation seeks general views on the Scottish Law Commission (SLC) report on review of contract law. In recognition that it has been 6 years since the report was published and in line with the process the Scottish Ministers have set out to Parliament in respect of potential SLC Bills, the consultation will seek to establish: Whether the landscape around this area of the law has changed since the Report was published and if so whether the changes are material... More
    Opened 8 July 2024
  • Adult Disability Payment Review: consultation

    This consultation is being hosted on behalf of Edel Harris OBE in her role as Chair of the Independent Review of Adult Disability Payment. The consultation is mainly meant for people with lived and living experience of accessing – or trying to access – Adult Disability Payment, although anyone can respond. A separate call for evidence that is mainly meant for organisations to respond to is also available. Read the consultation paper . The consultation paper contains full... More
    Opened 28 June 2024
  • Call for Evidence for the Independent Review of Adult Disability Payment

    This call for evidence is being hosted on behalf of Edel Harris OBE in her role as Chair of the Independent Review of Adult Disability Payment. This call for evidence is primarily intended for organisations, although anyone can respond. A separate consultation that is primarily intended for people with lived and living experience of accessing – or trying to access – Adult Disability Payment is also available. If you are an individual with lived experience of disability or... More
    Opened 28 June 2024
  • Post-School Education and Skills Reform: Consultation on legislation

    Our post-school education and skills system has a vital role to play in delivering many of our shared ambitions for Scotland – including our four priorities: eradicating child poverty; boosting the economy; tackling climate change; and delivering high quality, efficient public services. This consultation seeks your views on proposals for changes to the roles of the three funding bodies in the post-school system: Student Awards Agency Scotland ; the ... More
    Opened 25 June 2024
  • New model of neonatal care: new model of neonatal care for the smallest and sickest babies

    This survey seeks your views on the Scottish Government’s planned changes to how neonatal services are delivered; described as the “New Model of Neonatal Care” What is Happening? Every year a small number of babies are born in Scotland who need specialist hospital care - called neonatal care - to help them survive and thrive. The way we provide neonatal care in Scotland is changing to improve care for our smallest and sickest babies. These changes were... More
    Opened 21 June 2024
  • Review of the Regional Strategic Bodies within the Glasgow and Lanarkshire college regions

    The original intentions of college regionalisation were to reduce duplication of provision, streamline quality learner pathways and ensure closer alignment to regional economies. This was to be fulfilled through establishing and placing duties on a small number of single college regions, each governed through a board of management led by a Ministerially appointed Chair. In 2014, college regionalisation led to significant reform across the college landscape with the formation of 13... More
    Opened 17 June 2024
  • Herring in the Firth of Clyde: setting the total allowable catch for 2024

    This consultation relates to the 2024 Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for herring in the Firth of Clyde. The Marine Directorate of the Scottish Government is carrying out this consultation on behalf of the UK Fisheries Administrations to seek views on the level of the 2024 TAC. Read the consultation paper . The consultation paper contains full background information for this consultation. You may find it useful to read or refer to while responding. As you complete your response,... More
    Opened 17 June 2024
  • Crofting consultation 2024

    The Scottish Government is determined to ensure that crofting legislation enables and supports the sustainability of crofting, of crofters and crofting communities, and allows crofting to modernise, innovate, diversify and adapt to help meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. This consultation seeks views on a range of proposals for crofting reform which will help to create opportunities for new entrants, encourage the active management and use of crofts and common grazings,... More
    Opened 6 June 2024
  • Birthplace Decisions Leaflet

    This survey seeks your views on the Scottish Government’s proposed Birthplace Decisions leaflet which provides information to help women decide where to give birth. In 2017, the Scottish Government published ‘The Best Start: A Five-Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland’. This is our plan for improving maternity and neonatal services in Scotland, focussing on the individual needs of all of Scotland’s families. It sets out a number of recommendations... More
    Opened 3 June 2024
  • Cancer Care: review of ovarian cancer Quality Performance Indicators

    We welcome your views on the Draft Revised Ovarian Cancer Quality Performance Indicator Engagement Document. Please refer to this document for full details of each QPI. Please provide comments whether they be on all individual Quality Performance Indicators or only those relevant to you. In particular we are looking for comments on: The appropriateness of the QPIs that have been developed. The target levels... More
    Opened 21 May 2024
  • Flood Resilience Strategy: consultation

    As part of Scotland’s National Adaptation Plan and our wider Just Transition commitments, the Scottish Government is developing a Flood Resilience Strategy which will focus on what we need to do to make our communities more flood resilient over the coming decades. Scotland’s climate has changed significantly and will continue to change for decades to come. Our biggest climate challenge is adapting to our increased exposure to flooding and responding to the impacts... More
    Opened 20 May 2024
  • EURO 2028: Commercial Rights Protection

    The Union of European Football Associations' (UEFA) European Championship, also referred to as ‘EURO’, is a four yearly tournament. It is held between UEFA’s national member football associations . It is one of the most prestigious international men’s football tournaments. Scotland will co-host EURO 2028 as part of a joint UK and Ireland Championship. The event is expected to take place in Summer 2028 and last around four weeks. We are working closely with UK Government,... More
    Opened 2 May 2024
  • Consultation on next steps on delivery of Employment Injury Assistance

    Since April 2020, the Scottish Government has been responsible for the Industrial Injuries Scheme in Scotland. This Scheme, which provides financial support to those who have become disabled or have developed a long-term health condition as a result of their employment, is currently delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) under an agency agreement. That agreement, which currently runs to the end of March 2026, ensures people continue to receive the payments they are entitled... More
    Opened 30 April 2024
  • Review of charity regulation

    We have launched this consultation because in the past people told us that they think there should be a review of charity regulation. We want to understand if people still feel that way and if so, what you think should be the purpose and parameters for a review. In 2019 we ran a consultation about proposals the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) had made on improvements to the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 . In response to that consultation some people told us... More
    Opened 29 April 2024
  • Call for evidence: phasing out the use of cages in the gamebird and quail sectors

    The Scottish Government is committed to improving animal welfare and announced a Programme for Government Commitment for 2023/2024 to consult on the phasing out of cages for gamebirds. Before consulting more widely on specific proposals, the Scottish Government seeks to expand its understanding of the gamebird industry and has taken the opportunity to include quail egg and meat production in Scotland, especially the extent to which cages are used for housing egg-laying... More
    Opened 22 April 2024
  • A consultation on time limits for enforcement action for unauthorised Environmental Impact Assessment development

    The Scottish Government is inviting comments on proposals to disapply Section 124 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (‘the 1997 Act’) concerning the time limits for taking enforcement action on unauthorised development which requires an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). This consultation follows a case of unauthorised development in Northern Ireland for which an EIA was required, but not undertaken. The need for EIA was only identified after the... More
    Opened 19 April 2024
  • Developing a natural capital market framework: survey

    Natural capital is our geology, soil, air, water, plants and animals. We depend on our natural capital for goods and services that make our lives possible and worthwhile. Public and private investment will be needed to restore and improve our natural capital. We are committed to ensuring that this investment is responsible; that it contributes to a just transition, benefits communities and achieves robust environmental outcomes. Our forthcoming Natural Capital... More
    Opened 16 April 2024
  • Consultation on cattle identification and traceability in Scotland

    The Scottish Government is seeking views on changes to cattle identification and traceability regime within Scotland. Introduction of Bovine electronic identification (EID) has been a longstanding industry request. It is seen by many in the farming sector as an opportunity to modernise and improve on efficiencies whilst supporting competitiveness within the supply chain. Use of technology can also provide additional health and safety benefits in being able to read cattle at a... More
    Opened 4 April 2024
  • Meeting our '30 by 30' biodiversity commitment on terrestrial and freshwater sites: consultation on legislative proposals

    The Global Climate Emergency and the Nature Emergency are twin reinforcing crises: the actions we take to address each are fundamental to our wellbeing and survival as a species. There is now an indisputable body of evidence that biodiversity, both globally and in Scotland, is in real trouble. Our efforts to address the crisis to date have generated some lessons and local successes but we urgently need to accelerate and scale up those efforts to drive landscape and seascape scale recovery.... More
    Opened 2 April 2024
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