To consider making changes to the Code to address a specific issue relating to Sections 5 and 7 of the Code on declarations of interest in connection with quasi-judicial or regulatory matters. The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on whether such changes should be made, and if so what form those changes should take.
Scottish Government and Scottish Civil Society share the values of Open Government which aim to foster openness, transparency and citizen participation. This is Scotland’s first Open Government National Action Plan. It has been developed jointly by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Civil Society Network with the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
The consultation invites stakeholders to respond to proposed changes to The Water Environment (Controlled Activities(Scotland)Regulations 2011
This consultation seeks views on increasing the number of deceased organ donation and tissue donors in Scotland.
This literature review examines the evidence of effectiveness of different types of drug prevention and education for children and young people, principally that which is delivered in schools.
Report covering Scotland's performance in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015, covering maths reading and science. Scotland is compared with the OECD countries and additional partner countries. There is analysis by gender, level of proficiency and social background
This publication reports the latest available data for indicators selected to monitor progress for the Prevention of Obesity Route Map. Most indicators are updated up to 2015, but for some indicators data are more or less up-to-date than this.
Study to provide robust evidence base which would assist Scottish Ministers in coming to a view as to whether legislation on the operation of pub companies in Scotland needs to be introduced, and if so, where the parameters of that legislation should apply.
Please note that some estimates in the SHQS section of this report have been slightly revised since publication to correct for an error in the failure rate for the Energy Efficient criterion relating to 2015, which also affects the headline SHQS failure rate. While the extent of the revisions may vary for some sub-groups of households, overall it is within the margin of error. For the revised figures, please see the 2016 Key Findings Report at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS/Downloads
This report presents the key messages from the analysis of responses to the Scottish Government’s engagement exercise about a new Mental Health Strategy for Scotland.
The paper seeks views on a new planning fee maximum of £125,000 for major applications for most categories of developments (£62,500 for applications for planning permission in principle).
The Scottish Government has worked with disabled people and organisations to find out what needs to be done to remove the barriers that exclude disabled people from living as independent a life as they can.
This is a summary of the plan the Scottish Government has made for the next 5 years.
The full plan has over 90 actions. This summary includes the most important ones.
A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People has five long-term ambitions aimed at changing the lives of disabled people in Scotland and ensuring that their human rights are realised.
The plan sets out 93 actions which will be taken forward during the current parliamentary term, and includes halving the employment gap for disabled people; setting a target to increase the percentage of disabled people in the public sector workforce; and increasing supply of wheelchair accessible housing.
This is a summary of the document A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People; Our Delivery Plan to 2021 for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Transforming the patients experience by optimising the roles of all clinicians, utilising new technologies and putting the patient at the centre of care.
Throughout the spring and summer the Scottish Government carried out a public consultation and a series of engagement events with children and young people to seek views on raising the age of criminal responsibility.
In October 2015 a first Adoption Activity Day was held in Scotland, organised by staff from
Scotland’s Adoption Register assisted by an advisory group of experienced adoption
practitioners. The Scottish Government commissioned an evaluation and this reports sets
out the findings.
The Tenant Information Pack gives information to tenants in privately rented housing.
The consultation paper invites views on proposals to extend coverage of Scotland's Freedom of Information (FoI) legislation to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs).
Extending Freedom of Information legislation to RSLs will provide a statutory right to request information from RSLs.
Views are welcome from the wider housing sector including tenants, RSLs, representative organisations - as well as all other interested stakeholders.
This Implementation Plan renews the Scotland's vision for Self-directed Support and sets out actions to address the current challenges.