Public Sector

Public Sector

The Scottish Government has a range of functions aimed at enhancing and improving the quality of public services. It administers an annual budget of more than £30 billion, which it distributes through local authorities and public bodies.

Public Sector sub section

  • Public Service Reform

    Creating a clearer, simpler and more effective public sector for the people of Scotland.

  • Promoting Scotland

    Initiatives to promote Scotland abroad - as a place to live and work, visit and invest

  • Finance

    Scottish Government budget developments.

  • Local Government

    Information on the 32 directly elected mainland and islands councils responsible for providing local services.

  • Procurement

    Government procurement procedures in line with World Trade Organisation and EU directives.

  • Public Bodies

    Details of public bodies in Scotland, including the National Public Bodies Directory.

  • Programme & Project Management

    Programme and Project Management: Information on Gateway Review and PPM including advice and guidance.

  • Elections

    Information on Elections in Scotland including Local Government Elections

  • Public Sector Pay

    Further information on the Scottish Government’s public sector pay policies, including the Scottish Government evidence to the independent UK pay review bodies on regional pay

  • Sustainable Performance

    Scottish Government Sustainability Performance

  • Queen's Printer for Scotland

    The work of the Queen's Printer for Scotland (QPS)

  • State Aid

    State aid is a European Commission term which refers to forms of assistance from a public body, or publicly-funded body, given to undertakings on a discretionary basis, with the potential to distort competition and affect trade between member states of the European Union.