This paper follows on from the proposals in the recent consultation on the Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill to restructure the way civil cases and summary criminal cases are dealt with by the courts in Scotland.
This paper proposes that the current arrangements - which provide an appeal route from the Inner House of the Court of Session to the United Kingdom Supreme Court on the certification of two counsel - should be replaced by leave to appeal.
A formal review of progress on the actions set out in the Energy Effciency Action Plan
The Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment to accompany the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Bill sets out the likely business implications surrounding the main provisions in the Bill.
This Statistics Publication Notice provides details of the Provisional Outturn 2012-13 and Budget Estimates 2013-14 for Local Authorities in Scotland. This data is collected on the Provisional Outturn and Budget Estimates (POBE) return which collects data on Net Revenue Expenditure for services provided by Scottish Local Authorities.
This report summarises the action to support carers and young carers. It also addressess the issues raised by carers and young carers at the first Carers Parliament.
An assessment of the business and regulatory impacts of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill.
Results of the Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) undertaken in respect of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill.
Report and analysis of responses to the Scottish Government's public consultation on proposals for expanding the remit of the Common Services Agency (also known as NHS National Services Scotland) from a provider of shared services to NHS bodies only, to a provider of shared services to Scottish public bodies (including local authorities) where this would produce operating and cost efficiencies.
This Strategy sets out the Scottish Government's vision and strategic aims for the private rented sector.
Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland's thematic report on the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service's Enquiry Point
Firearm Certificate Statistics, Scotland, 2012
This technical note details the rationale behind the choice of data source for, and method of calculation of, the basleine for the Detect Cancer Early HEAT target.
Consultation report on the Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland 2013.
To allow AFIP, a new UK Government benefit for seriously injured ex/servicemen, to be used as a qualifying criterion for specified benefits/allowances/disregards in Scotland
The Consultation on Tax Management received 28 responses, 23 of which have been published.
The Scottish Government response to the review of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004: Technical Handbooks - Section 0 (General)
The Scottish Government response to the review of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004: Technical Handbooks - Section 2 (Fire)
The Scottish Government response to the review of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004: Technical Handbooks - Section 3 (Safety) + 4 (Environment)
The Scottish Government Response to the review of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004: Technical Handbooks - Section 7 (Sustainability)
The document analyses Scotland's economy focusing on its financial strengths, how additional levers could enhance the performance of the economy and looks at the economies of other small nations.