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A Plan For Scotland: The Scottish Government's Programme For Scotland 2016-17

A Plan For Scotland: The Scottish Government's Programme For Scotland 2016-17

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

ISBN: 9781786524393

The Scottish Government's Programme for Government 2016-17 sets out the actions the Government will take in the forthcoming year and beyond.

Executive Summary

The Programme for Government focuses on the themes of an education system providing opportunities for all, an economy with more jobs and fair work, public services fit for the future, empowering people and communities through strengthened local democracy and safeguarding Scotland’s place in the world.

The Scottish Government is committed to maintaining a focus on the crucial priorities of day-to-day government.

Our top priority is to raise standards in schools and close the attainment gap, delivering opportunities to our young people no matter their family background.

We are also investing in our economic future to support jobs and growth. We are investing in health services and reforming the NHS to meet the challenges of a changing population. We are implementing our reforms to the way land ownership works. For the future, we are building a Scottish social security system based on dignity and respect.

The Programme for Government focuses on the key legislative and practical steps that the Government will take – a full programme of new Bills and a host of other actions– to continue the process of making Scotland a better place. It is a Programme for Government that will deliver on the promises we have made.