Scottish Ministers have agreed to create a new food safety body for Scotland. This consultation on the role of the new body is an opportunity for consumers and industry to tell the Scottish Government what they think about what the new food body should do, and how food safety and standards should be addressed in Scotland in the future.
An independent Scotland offers new opportunities to streamline and reinvigorate the Scottish regulatory landscape. This paper outlines options for a combined economic and competition regulator designed to take account of Scotland's size and circumstances.
The report summarises the responses to the consultation on the proposed shape and content of an Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) in Scotland
The document summarises the key findings from the analysis of responses to the consultation on the proposed shape and content of an Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) in Scotland
This consultation invites views on proposals to restructure the way civil cases and summary criminal cases are dealt with by the courts in Scotland.
The report summarises the responses to the consultation on Scotland's Sustainable Housing Strategy which sought views on measures to promote the energy efficiency of housing
The document summarises the key findings from the analysis of responses to the consultaion on Scotland's Sustainable Housing Strategy. The consultation sought views on measures to promote the energy efficiency of housing.
This independent report provides an assessment of: what world-class looks like elsewhere, the characteristics of those countries and regions that have or are delivering world-class digital infrastructure; and what lessons could be learned and applied to Scotland in order for it to be world-class.
Eurostat are carrying out a review of NUTS boundaries and the Scottish Government carried out a consultation to inform our response to the Eurostat review. This report contains an analysis of the responses to this consultation.
Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics is an annual publication that provides a comprehensive overview of Scottish Local Authority financial activity. The publication covers Local Authority income, revenue and capital expenditure, outstanding debt, local taxation and Local Authority pensions.
The documents being published are responses to a recent consultation on “Recommendations for No-Fault Compensation in Scotland for Injuries Resulting from Clinical Treatment”
Responses to the consultation on NUTS boundaries
The Equality Act 2010 introduced a new public sector equality duty. It sets out a ‘general duty’ which requires public authorities (including police forces) to pay “due regard” to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality, and foster good relations across a range of ‘protected characteristics’.
The responses collated from the second round of consultation for the Police Workforce Regulations, 25 January 2013 - 8 February 2013.
A report of the full inspection carried out at HM Young Offenders Institution Polmont between 22-30 October 2012.
This document presents key findings on infant feeding from the second birth cohort (BC2) of the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study, surveyed for the first time during 2011 when children were aged 10 months. It considers findings on breastfeeding initiation, duration and support, and on the introduction of solids, exploring variations in these experiences according to key demographic and socio-economic characteristics such as maternal age and household income.
This document presents key findings on pregnancy and birth from the second birth cohort (BC2) of the
Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study, surveyed for the first time during 2010/11 when children were aged 10 months. It considers specific indicators related to pregnancy and birth which are relevant to the Early Years Framework and the Early Years Collaborative. These include: mother’s supplement intake during pregnancy; alcohol, smoking and drug use during pregnancy; and birth weight.
This document presents key findings on parenting from the second birth cohort of the Growing Up in Scotland study, surveyed for the first time during 2010/11 when children were aged 10 months. It considers how mothers’ attitudes to parenting, feelings and domestic organisation may be shaped by family disadvantage and parenting support; and how all these factors may in turn affect parenting activities and the parent-child relationship.
This research findings document highlights the key findings from the Growing Up in Scotland: Birth Cohort 2 report in relation to patterns of childcare use amongst families with 10 month old children. It considers provider types, patterns of use, issues of cost and perceptions of accessibility and availability.
This Growing up in Scotland report provides a detailed insight into the first set of data collected from the study’s second birth cohort – representative of all children born in Scotland between 1st March 2010 and 28th February 2011 – around the time they were all aged 10 months old.