Scottish Government have reviewed the fees for seed testing, seed certification and associated seed functions. The findings have been documented in this consultation paper, and the changes to fees inserted into the relevant schedules and BRIA, also included.
This report follows the public consultation on Parole Reform. The proposals in the consultation support the "Vision for Justice in Scotland" which is safe, just and resilient. The responses to the consultation were collated and analysed and form the basis for this report. The findings will contribute to the proposed revisions to primary legislation which is the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings(Scotland) Act 1993 and to secondary legislation which is the Parole Board (Scotland)Rules 2001.
A consultation on the details of the first-time buyer relief from Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) as announced in the draft Scottish Budget 2018/19 has been launched.
This report presents the findings from a thematic case study undertaken during Year 3 of the evaluation focusing on issues of partnership working, innovation and prevention.
A code of conduct and guidance on procedures for members of the Scottish Government (the First Minister, Cabinet Secretaries and Law Officers) ) and junior Scottish Ministers
Revisions to the Level 2 and 3 budgets detailed in the supporting document of the Budget Act 2017 as amended by the Autumn Budget Revision 2017-18
Discussion paper on evidence, policy and powers for the Scottish Parliament.
As part of the response to the campaign by the Whyte family and Richard Lochhead MSP to review the standard of all mortuaries across Scotland, the Minister for Public Health and Sport recognised that the provision of mortuary services would benefit from a wider review to clarify responsibilities and confirm that an appropriate standard of service is being provided.
Report on criminal justice social work services and social work orders.
Findings from a commissioned review of independent information and support services in relation to Self-directed Support for social care, in 2017
A paper produced by the CAP Greening Group, chaired by Professor Russel Griggs. The paper develops high level principles that could produce a way forward for greening beyond the context of the current CAP.
A report commissioned by the Scottish Government to explore the nature and type of impact children and young people’s participation has had on national and local policy making in Scotland.
A Code of Practice for constables in Scotland on the exercise of powers to search for cash and listed assets under sections 289 and 303C of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
The aim of the Scottish Welfare Fund Guidance (last updated in February 2018) is to provide a framework for decision makers, in order to promote consistency in decision making. The Scottish Welfare Fund is a discretionary grant scheme, therefore this guidance does not cover all eventualities. It is intended to support decision makers to meet the underlying objectives of the Fund.
Q&A leaflet for people claiming Universal Credit in Scotland
Updated information leaflet for stakeholders on the Universal Credit Scottish Choices
A consultation seeking views on proposals to reform the law that makes provision for the personal welfare, property and financial affairs of adults who are unable to make decisions on these matters for themselves by reason of incapacity.
The official measure of the net income gained by the agriculture industry in Scotland.
This Letting Agent Code of Practice (the “Code”) sets out the standards expected of letting agents operating in Scotland in how they manage their business and provide their services.
The latest statistics on planning application decision-making and timescales for quarter 2 of 2017/18 and data going back to quarter one of 2013-2014.