SQW was commissioned to review the development and early implementation of the transition year employability services, namely Work First Scotland (WFS) and Work
Able Scotland (WAS). The findings will feed in to and inform the development of Fair Start Scotland, as well as continuous improvement of policy and
service design and delivery.
This experimental statistics release is the first in a new series about Scotland’s devolved employment services. The first edition publishes statistics for the first six months of Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland, which both launched in April 2017. Information on those referred to the services (‘referrals’) and subsequently joining the services (‘starts’) is presented.
This report provides the number of recipients and the amount of Council Tax forgone through Council Tax Reduction.
This report presents the latest summary statistics on planning application decision-making and timescales for April to June 2017 (Quarter 1), as well as historic data going back to quarter one of 2013/14.
Key indicators from the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) 2016 collection period, including updated fuel poverty rates, energy efficiency ratings, carbon emissions, Scottish Housing Quality Standard and disrepair.
Notes to be used where the written terms of the tenancy are in the form of a tenancy agreement drafted by the landlord. These notes supersede previous versions of this guidance.
Fees for Surface Coal Mining Regulations guidance
This document contains the Scottish Government analysis and response to the Consultation on Amendments to Permitted Development Rights for Fin Fish and Shellfish Developments
A consultation is being held to gather views from people, businesses, public bodies and interested parties about the Scottish Government's preferred Minimum Unit Price of 50 pence per unit of alcohol.
Consultation seeking views on proposals for the Inshore Fisheries Pilot initiative. The aim of this initiative is to explore alternative approaches to managing inshore fisheries, in order to ensure our coastal communities are making the most of our waters.
The EQIA demonstrates that there are no potentially negative impacts to equality groups
resulting from the granting of a pardon to people convicted of criminal offences for engaging
in same-sex sexual activity that is now legal or from the creation of a scheme to allow people
with such convictions to apply to have them disregarded so that they do not show up in
disclosure/criminal record checks.
The document provides additional guidance on conducting an environmental risk assessment which is carried out be the Responsible Authorities to identify whether there are any housing related risks with a particular offender. The assessment informs the Responsible Authorities decisions on housing a registered sex offender in a way that can be used in the risk management of that offender to minimise risks to the community.
Under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 those who produce, keep or manage controlled waste must apply the waste hierarchy set out in Article 4(1) of the Waste Framework Directive”. This document provides guidance on the discharge of these duties and on the circumstances in which the duty may be departed from.
The remit of the National Council of Rural Advisers is to provide advice on the potential implications of Scotland leaving the European Union (EU) as part of the United Kingdom (UK), and make recommendations on future policy and support, with the aim of ensuring a vibrant, sustainable and productive rural economy. This report covers the former and the potential implications of Brexit on rural Scotland, with a focus on trade, labour & skills, funding, legislation & standards.
This is the Records Management Plan for the Scottish Government and confirms our records management policy and the retention schedules applied to our information. It also confirms our commitment to digitise our records going forward.
The new experimental statistics on “Children in families with limited resources across Scotland 2014-2016” provide estimates of the proportion of children in combined low income and material deprivation by council area and household characteristics.
Analysis of the responses to the consultation on the support to be provided to victims of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour
This guidance provides a framework within which agencies and practitioners can develop and agree processes for working collaboratively and individually to promote the safety and wellbeing of women and girls and supplements agencies and organisations own policies and procedures on FGM.
Making it Easier, builds on what we’ve learned so far about health literacy. It moves us closer to removing barriers and preventing them being put there in the first place. It will improve how we design and deliver services for the future. It is a cornerstone of Realistic Medicine’s drive to better support people’s needs through shared decision-making.
Consultation on the Proposed Introductions of Mandatory Sheep Carcase Classification and Price Reporting