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.
A draft code of practice and consultation questions for a public consultation on a code of practice for police constables in Scotland when searching for cash or listed assets under revised proceeds of crime legislation (Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 as revised by the Criminal Finances Act 2017)
Equally Safe - Consultation on a Draft Delivery Plan 2017-21 - Analysis of responses.
This report uses data from the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) longitudinal study to investigate the employment patterns of mothers during the first 5 years of their child’s life. The analysis draws on data relating to children in 2 birth cohorts: Birth Cohort 1 (BC1), children born in 2004/5 and Birth Cohort 2 (BC2), children born in 2010/11. Surveys were conducted when the children were aged 10 months, 3 years and 5 years, spanning the period 2005 – 2015.
The consultation paper provides a background to the creation of the inshore mackerel fisheries and reviews the impacts of the 2014-17 trial period of expanded access and quota allocation.
This is a report required under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. It provides detail on the annual climate change emissions reduction targets.
A Quality Action Plan to underpin the expansion of early learning and childcare (ELC) in Scotland to 1140 hours per year by 2020.
This bulletin presents statistics on Local Authority housing income and expenditure in Scotland from their Housing Revenue Accounts (HRAs). It also includes some related information on capital housing investment.
2. The bulletin covers the period 1997-98 to 2016-17 (near actuals) up to budgeted estimates for 2017-18 which may be revised next year.
This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on arable crops and potato stores in Scotland during 2016.
This report presents the results of a survey of rodenticide use on arable farms in Scotland in 2016.
This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on soft fruit crops grown in Scotland during 2016.
The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 requires Scottish Ministers to produce a plan for the use of renewable sources and to report regularly on progress. A Renewable Heat Action Plan was produced in November 2009, updated in 2010, and refreshed again in 2011. The Heat Policy Statement, published June 2015, updates and replaces the Renewable Heat Action Plan and subsequent updates. This 2017 update report outlines progress made against Scotland's renewable heat target and actions to achieve it.
This document contains an analysis of the public consultation done for the proposed section 60 regulations within the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016
This document contains a Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment for the section 60 regulations of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016
This document covers the Equality Impact Assessment results for the proposed section 60 Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 regulations
The National Progress Report sets out progress against the Strategy’s aims and actions for the period March 2016 to September 2017. It also sets out the next steps for the next period of implementation.
This paper is one of a series in which the Scottish Government wishes to set out and
provide an update on our position on matters relating to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill.
This paper is focused on support for carers, including Carer’s Allowance, the Carer’s
Allowance Supplement, and the Young Carer Grant.
This is a mid point review of Age, Home and Community: A Strategy for Housing for Scotland's Older People: 2012 -2021.
This report is supplementary to the annual welfare reform report (June 2017), focusing on the impact of UK welfare policy on disabled people. The main focus is on the impact of the introduction of Personal Independence Payments and changes to Employment and Support Allowance.