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Friday 29/07/2016

Air Passenger Duty: Consultation analysis of responses received to the Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening and Scoping Report [Environment]

An analysis report of the responses to the Scottish Government's APD consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening and Scoping Report.

Analysis of responses - Consultation on a Scottish replacement to APD [Economy]

An analysis report of the responses to the Scottish Government's policy consultation on a tax to replace Air Passenger Duty in Scotland.

Mental Health in Scotland - a 10 year vision [Health and Community Care]

A short engagement paper seeking comments on the work already done with major stakeholders in preparation for the next Mental Health Strategy.

A New Future for Social Security Consultation on Social Security in Scotland [People and Society]

Consultation on social security including policy, delivery and operational issues.

A New Future for Social Security- Consultation on Social Security in Scotland (summary version) [People and Society]

The shortened version of the consultation on social security including policy, delivery and cross-cutting issues.

Engaging and empowering communities and stakeholders in rural land use and land management in Scotland [Research]

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.

Engaging and empowering communities and stakeholders in rural land use and land management in Scotland: Technical Report. [Research]

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.

Evaluation of the Scottish Land Fund 2012-16 [Research]

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 [Research]

Good practice in overcoming barriers to community land-based activities

The impact of diversity of ownership scale on social, economic and environmental outcomes [Research]

This report investigates the impact of diversity of ownership on the socioeconomic outcomes for rural areas in Scotland.

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.

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