An analysis report of the responses to the Scottish Government's APD consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening and Scoping Report.
An analysis report of the responses to the Scottish Government's policy consultation on a tax to replace Air Passenger Duty in Scotland.
A short engagement paper seeking comments on the work already done with major stakeholders in preparation for the next Mental Health Strategy.
Consultation on social security including policy, delivery and operational issues.
The shortened version of the consultation on social security including policy, delivery and cross-cutting issues.
This report details the findings of research looking at how best to assist communities in rural Scotland to engage with decisions on land use and land management.
This report provides a summary of the technical and methodological aspects of research looking at how best to assist communities in rural Scotland to engage with decisions on land use and land management.
This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the Scottish Land Fund (SLF) 2012-16, which took place between January and April 2016.
Good practice in overcoming barriers to community land-based activities
This report investigates the impact of diversity of ownership on the socioeconomic outcomes for rural areas in Scotland.
This report analyses the responses to our consultation on whether or not new regulations should be made under section 35(2) and (3) of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 ("the 2007 Act") once retrospective checking is complete in order to revoke and replace the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Removal of Barred Individuals from Regulated Work) Regulations 2010.
This second consultation on the implementation of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015 focusses on cross-border transfer regulations, regulations relating to absconding patients and transitional and savings provisions.
Investigation findings and recommendations following an investigation across crematoria in Scotland who did not routinely return ashes to families following the cremation of infants.
The consultation sets out proposals for fees in the Court of Session, the High Court of the Justiciary, the Sheriff Appeal Court, the sheriff court, the Sheriff Personal Injury Court, and the justice of the peace court. Court fees are a major source of income for the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service and it has become necessary to increase fees in order to achieve full cost recovery. It seeks views on two options each of which is aimed at providing full cost recovery.
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.