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Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder engagement is an essential part of the development and implementation of the Better Environmental Regulation programme and stakeholder views have played a vital role in shaping and refining all aspects of the programme.


Forthcoming Consultations

A range of further consultations on aspects of the programme are planned in 2016 and 2017, including:  

  • Single Authorisation Framework – Policy Intent                                          Summer 2016
  • Consultation on Variable Monetary Penalty Methodology                              Summer 2016
  • Consultation on Changes to SEPA’s Compliance Assessment Scheme            tbc
  • Single Authorisation Framework – Regulations and Supporting Guidance      Spring 2017



Further details about the timing and content of these consultations will be made available in due course.   

Links to previous consultations, and our analyses, can be found here.



We also publishing regular newsletters and workshop reports setting out progress with the Programme.

If you, or your organisation, would like to receive future editions of the BER newsletter directly, please email ber@gov.scot.


Have Your Say

We are always keen to improve the way we communicate with anyone interested in or affected by the BER programme. We want you to have the right information about the programme, in the right way and at the right time.  In particular, we are keen to know if additional or alternative methods of communication would help you keep up to date with programme developments.

We have put together a short survey that you can use to tell us what we doing well, and less well. Your response will help us improve how we communicate, and involve you in the development and implementation of the programme. Please use this link to access the survey.