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Tuesday 26/07/2016

The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007: Section 35(2) and (3) The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Removal of Barred Individuals from Regulated Work) Regulations 2010 [Law, Order and Public Safety]

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.

Monday 25/07/2016

Consultation on implementation of certain sections of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015 and associated regulations (Part 2) [Health and Community Care]

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.

Wednesday 20/07/2016

Report of the National Cremation Investigation by Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC [Health and Community Care]

Investigation findings and recommendations following an investigation across crematoria in Scotland who did not routinely return ashes to families following the cremation of infants.

Consultation on Scottish Court Fees [Law, Order and Public Safety]

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.

Annual and Quarterly Planning Performance Statistics, 2015/16 [Planning]

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.

Friday 15/07/2016

Enterprise and Skills Review Call for Evidence [Economy]

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.

Criteria for the Healthcare Retail Standard [Health and Community Care]

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 Role of The Chief Social Work Officer [People and Society]

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.

Wednesday 13/07/2016

Barclay Review Of Business Rates in Scotland- Call for Submissions [Business and Industry]

Call for submissions to be made to the Barclay Review of Business rates in Scotland

Consultation on the Scottish Government Response to the UK Apprenticeship Levy [Education and Training]

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.

Friday 08/07/2016

Unintended overexposure of a patient during radiotherapy treatment at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, in September 2015 [Health and Community Care]

The report of a detailed investigation of an incident involving a serious overexposure to ionising radiation for a patient undergoing radiotherapy, in September 2015.

National Guidance on Part 13 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: Support for Kinship Care [People and Society]

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

Tuesday 05/07/2016

Independent Review of Scottish Aquaculture Consenting [Marine and Fisheries]

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.

Self-directed Support, Scotland, 2014-15 [Health and Community Care]

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.

Monday 04/07/2016

Analysis of Response to the Scottish Government's Consultationon the Scottish Law Commission's Review of Adults with Incapacity [Health and Community Care]

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).

Renal Cancer Clinical Quality Performance Indicators: Engagement Document [Health and Community Care]

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.

Thursday 30/06/2016

Evaluation of Working Health Services Scotland, 2010-2014 [Health and Community Care]

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.

Consultation Analysis: Supporter Involvement in Scottish Football Clubs [Research]

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.

Consultation Responses for Water and Sewerage Charges: Charges for Vacant Non-household Properties [Public Sector]

Responses to the consultation published on 18 May 2015.

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