Investigation findings and recommendations following an investigation across crematoria in Scotland who did not routinely return ashes to families following the cremation of infants.
This report presents statistics on planning decision-making and timescales across the years 2012/13 to 2015/16. It is based on quarterly data collected by the Scottish Government from Local and Planning Authorities as part of the Planning Performance Framework (introduced in 2012). Longer term trends are also presented where data for earlier years is available in a comparable format.
Call for Evidence for the‘end-to-end’ review of enterprise and skills services announced by First Minister on 25 May.Invites those who use or work in the Scottish system of support - whether as learners, businesses, service providers or partners, to contribute their views so we can ensure that Scottish Government and all our public agencies are delivering the joined-up support that our young people, universities, colleges and businesses need.
Document details the criteria, rationale and scope of the Healthcare Retail Standard for all retail providers operating in the NHS in Scotland. This standard will become mandatory in accordance with CMO letter (2015)19. This has been updated since the first publication in October 2015.
The Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (the 1968 Act) requires local authorities to appoint a single Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO) for the purposes of listed social work functions. This document contains statutory guidance and is issued to local authorities by Scottish Ministers under section 5 of the 1968 Act. This document replaces guidance previously issued in 2009.
Call for submissions to be made to the Barclay Review of Business rates in Scotland
The UK Government announced its plans to introduce a UK wide Apprenticeship Levy from April 2017. Employers will pay 0.5% of their annual pay bill in excess of £3m through the PAYE system. It will be for Scottish Ministers to decide how Scotland's share of the levy is allocated. Ministers are keen to work with employers and interested parties to help employers to recruit more apprentices and to support the wider workforce development and to support economic growth.
The report of a detailed investigation of an incident involving a serious overexposure to ionising radiation for a patient undergoing radiotherapy, in September 2015.
Provides guidance on Part 13 and on the associated Kinship Care Assistance (Scotland) Order 2016. Expands on what kinship care assistance is, who is eligible and how it is to be made available
Report of the independent review of the planning and consenting process for Scottish aquaculture, jointly commissioned by Marine Scotland and The Crown Estate in response to concerns expressed by industry, consenting bodies and regulators.
This ‘Data under Development’ Statistics Release presents the latest client and expenditure figures for Self-directed Support (SDS) in its first year of implementation (2014-15). SDS was introduced in Scotland on 1st April 2014 following the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013. The introduction of SDS means that everyone eligible for social care and support has the right to choice, control and flexibility to meet their personal outcomes.
Scottish Government analysis of the responses tot eh consultation on the Scottish Law Commission's review of Adults with Incapacity Legislation and deprivation of liberty
Report to help inform preparations for the transition from Less Favoured Areas (LFAs) to Areas of Natural Constraint (ANCs).
This document is being circulated for comment and feedback in order to ensure wide
engagement with professional groups, health service staff, voluntary organisations, patients affected by renal cancer and the wider public.
The Working Health Services Scotland (WHSS) was introduced to provide support to employees in small and medium sized businesses', whose health condition was affecting their ability to work.
The programme offers telephone based case management & some face-to face therapeutic support to people who are either off work due to a health condition, or at risk of becoming absent. The evaluation describes and evaluates the reach and impact of the WHSS programme over a four year period.
The report presents an analysis of the responses to a consultation on supporter involvement in influencing, governing, bidding for and buying professional football clubs in Scotland. This ran between 26th September 2015 and 15th January 2016.
Responses to the consultation published on 18 May 2015.
The partial BRIA for the surface water charges consultation
This summary analyses the responses to the consultation published on 18 May 2015.
This paper seeks to obtain views on charging for water and sewerage services with reference to rateable value.