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A draft bill giving Scotland the ability to reconsider the question of independence before the UK leaves the EU has been published for consultation.
The consultation runs until 11 January 2017.
"We will continue to work UK wide to seek to avert a hard Brexit and we will also bring forward proposals that seek to protect our place in the single market, even if the rest of the UK leaves."
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
The Programme for Government focuses on the themes of an education system providing opportunities for all, an economy with more jobs and fair work, public services fit for the future, empowering people and communities through strengthened local democracy and safeguarding Scotland’s place in the world.
"This is a new Parliament, with new powers, operating in a new political, economic and constitutional context.
This sets out how we will use those powers and adapt to that new context."
The Social Security consultation is looking for views on benefits being devolved to Scotland, as well as how they are delivered.
A New Future for Social Security Consultation on Social Security in Scotland (Full publication)
Summary version of the publication
Respond to the consultation online
Consultation runs until 28 October 2016
Page updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016