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Guide to Collective Decision Making

The Guide to Collective Decision-Making

The new version of the 'Guide to Collective Decision Making' is now available.

The revised guide provides detailed guidance for officials on arrangements for supporting Ministerial decision making.

The Guide sets out the principles and procedures which underpin the convention of collective decision making in the Scottish Government.

Officials who support Minsters play a crucial part in enabling Ministers to work together effectively in the spirit of collective responsibility. The guide shows how officials can best provide this support.

The revised version takes account of both the current administration - single Party as opposed to a coalition - and also the structural changes made to the Scottish Government.

It is available in PDF and Word versions.

It builds upon the guidance set out in the Scottish Ministerial Code.