Research Summary of interim findings of an evaluation study of Participatory Budgeting activity in Scotland (supported by the Scottish Government), with a particular focus on local authorities, by researchers based at Glasgow Caledonian University between October 2015 and June 2017. The research has been extended for a third year to October 2018.
Under Part 4 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 20161 Scottish Ministers have a duty to issue “guidance about engaging communities in decisions relating to land which may affect communities.
Scottish Ministers published a public consultation on the draft Guidance on 24 March 2017 with views invited by 16 June 2017. This is the consultation analysis.
This consultation seeks views on proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
Scoping Research on the Sourcing of Pet Dogs From Illegal Importation and Puppy Farms 2016-2017
A case study of the Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy which assesses the extent to which the Strategy embodies the ‘Scottish Approach’ to policy.
A report by a panel of independent experts who conducted a review of the definition of fuel poverty in Scotland. The report sets out the review panel's findings and a series of evidence based recommendations with a clear aim of making improvements to the current fuel poverty definition.
The consultation seeks views on proposals to tackle and diminish fuel poverty in Scotland. The strategy looks at our existing approach to tackling fuel poverty and legislative framework and sets out detailed proposals for a new Fuel Poverty Strategy for Scotland. This is a cross-portfolio endeavour by the Scottish Government to take action to tackle fuel poverty and, to enshrine our ambition to eradicate fuel poverty in a new Warm Homes Bill in summer 2018.
Assessment published in connection with consultation on Fuel Poverty Strategy for Scotland and Warm Homes Bill
This paper sets out the latest evidence on the contribution that EEA citizens make to Scotland's economy, society and communities, by supporting population growth, economic growth, and rural communities. It responds to the Call for Evidence launched by the UK Migration Advisory Committee.
The Evidence Annex sets out the main elements of the most robust date we have on migrants and migration in Scotland. The paper supports the Scottish Government's response to the call for evidence by the UK Migration Advisory Committee on the economic and social impacts of the UK's exit from the EU.
This action plan, developed in partnership by the SG and the National Cyber Resilience Leaders Board, sets out the action the SG intends to take, working closely with the NCRLB and partners in the wider Scottish public sector, in order to make progress during 2017/18 towards the 3rd outcome of the Cyber Resilience Strategy, "We have confidence in, and trust, our digital public services."
This consultation seeks views on revised and consolidated fire safety advice which is applicable to fire safety in existing residential premises in which there is sleeping accommodation.
The consultation paper sets out why we think these changes will improve educational outcomes for young people, how they will work in practice, and what legislative changes are needed to enable them to happen. We are looking for views on whether the changes which we have set out will deliver the empowered school and teacher-led system which we are seeking to achieve.
The EMA programme aims to provide support for young people aged 16 to 19 from low income families to overcome financial barriers to stay on in post-16 education, either in school or on a further education college course.
COPD Best Practice Guide
This scoping study aims to better understand the extent and characteristics of ‘on-site’ ELC provision within Higher and Further Education estates and large public sector employers in Scotland.
Summary of responses and Scottish Government response to the consultation on monitoring fees for surface coal mining.
The guidance aims to ensures that local authorities have the guidance required to help their decision making in applying the presumption of mainstreaming. As the implementation requires a commitment to inclusive practice it includes key features of inclusion and guidance on how to improve inclusive practice in schools.
A discussion paper that aims to provide useful background to help inform the debate on the future use of the income tax powers devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 provides for the creation of a new non-mandatory licensing regime for sexual entertainment venues (SEV)and requires that a local authority must have regard to SEV guidance issued by Ministers. The provisions, when commenced, will allow local authorities to licence such venues under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. The purpose of the consultation is to invite views on the draft non-statutory guidance which has been developed.