1. Statistics

    24 Nov 2021

    Scotland's Devolved Employment Services: statistical summary

    This publication presents statistics for Fair Start Scotland (FSS) from April 2018 to September 2021 and experimental statistics on the No One Left Behind strategic approach to employability delivery, reporting on those receiving support from April 2019 to June 2021.

  2. Progress report

    09 Nov 2021

    Veterans and Armed Forces community: Scottish Government support 2021

    This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  3. Corporate report

    14 Oct 2021

    Fair Start Scotland: annual report - year 3

    This report highlights the progress that our national employment support service Fair Start Scotland has made in its third year of delivery. It draws from evaluation evidence and provider and participant feedback to show the impact the service had on individuals and communities throughout 2020/2021.

  4. Consultation paper

    01 Oct 2021

    Becoming a Fair Work nation: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on achieving this vision and ensuring Fair Work remains at the heart of our labour market interventions, particularly in the context of COVID-19 and EU Exit, by identifying the relevant challenges and opportunities for Fair Work across the Scottish economy.

  5. Transparency data

    24 Sep 2021

    Treòir - Voar - Virr Gaelic and English medium primary schools and departments on islands

    Comprehensive list of primary schools on Scottish islands that will be invited to engage in the Treòir | Voar | Virr programme. A National Transition Training Fund programme to aid recovery in education and support re-training and employment opportunities for creative freelancers through arts-based cultural workshops in primary schools that support delivery of our National Islands Plan commitments.

  6. Advice and guidance

    24 Sep 2021

    Fair Work First: guidance

    Outlines our Fair Work First approach and exemplifies the Fair Work First criteria in practice. It should be used by those involved in awarding public sector grants, sponsorship and other funding, and contracts, and those seeking to access/accessing such funding and/or contracts.

  7. Statistics

    25 Aug 2021

    Scotland's Devolved Employment Services: statistical summary

    This publication presents statistics for Fair Start Scotland (FSS) from April 2018 to June 2021 and experimental statistics on the No One Left Behind strategic approach to employability delivery, reporting on those receiving support from April 2019 to March 2021.

  8. Progress report

    28 Jul 2021

    Young Person's Guarantee - implementation: progress report

    Report highlighting the progress made against the initial recommendations contained within the Youth Guarantee - No-one Left Behind: initial report, as well as outlining the next steps against the commitments made in the supporting activity plan.

  9. Research and analysis

    09 Jul 2021

    National Islands Plan Survey: final report

    This report presents the findings from the National Islands Plan Survey. The research explores perceptions of island life in relation to the strategic objectives set out in the National Islands Plan.

  10. Statistics

    26 May 2021

    Scotland's Devolved Employment Services: statistical summary

    This publication presents statistics for Fair Start Scotland (FSS) from April 2018 to March 2021 and experimental statistics on the No One Left Behind strategic approach to employability delivery, reporting on those receiving support from April 2019 to December 2020.

  11. Progress report

    08 Mar 2021

    Fair work action plan: annual report

    This annual report provides an update on progress achieved on actions within the Fair Work Action Plan since its publication in 2019. It also sets out our future priorities for continuing to advance our Fair Work agenda across Scotland as part of our economic recovery and renewal.

  12. Progress report

    08 Mar 2021

    Gender pay gap action plan: annual report

    This progress report provides an update on actions within the Fairer Scotland for Women: Gender Pay Gap Action Plan since publication in 2019. It also sets out our future priorities for continuing to advance work on this issue across Scottish Government as part of our economic recovery and renewal.

  13. Strategy/plan

    19 Feb 2021

    Fair Work: action plan

    This document sets out the strategic approach the Scottish Government is taking to help achieve the 2025 vision for Fair Work.

  14. Advice and guidance

    29 Jan 2021

    Fair Work First: guidance to support implementation

    Update September 2021: this guidance has been updated to take into account the two additional criteria on flexible working and fire and rehire practices. The updated guidance is at https://www.gov.scot/publications/fair-work-first-guidance/ .

  15. Research and analysis

    09 Nov 2020

    Fair Start Scotland - evaluation report 3: year two - overview

    Third report in a series of evaluation reports of Fair Start Scotland employability services which covers the second full year of service delivery (April 2019 - March 2020) and summarises findings from a participant phone survey, local area case studies and analysis of management information.

  16. Research and analysis

    09 Nov 2020

    Fair Start Scotland - evaluation report 3: local area case studies - year 2

    Part of the Fair Start Scotland series of evaluation reports which presents detailed findings from the second wave of local area case studies in in Dundee, Fraserburgh and Peterhead, and Drumchapel, in north Glasgow, and includes feedback from FSS service providers, participants, and local delivery partners.

  17. Research and analysis

    09 Nov 2020

    Fair Start Scotland - evaluation report 3: participant phone survey - year 2

    Part of a series of reports on the evaluation of Fair Start Scotland (FSS) employability services. It presents more detailed findings from a representative telephone survey of FSS participants and explores their experiences in the second year of service delivery (April 2019 to March 2020).

  18. Corporate report

    09 Nov 2020

    Fair Start Scotland: annual report - year 2

    This report highlights the progress that our national employment support service Fair Start Scotland has made in its second year of delivery. It draws from evaluation evidence and provider and participant feedback to show the impact the service had on individuals and communities throughout 2019 to 2020.

  19. Strategy/plan

    18 Feb 2020

    Scotland's careers strategy: moving forward

    Strategy highlighting the role that career education, information, advice and guidance (CIAG) services in Scotland can play in helping to address future skills demands and deliver inclusive growth.

  20. Statistics

    27 Nov 2019

    Scotland's devolved employment services: statistical summary

    Statistics to the end of September 2019 cover the first eighteen months of Fair Start Scotland (FSS), which launched in April 2018, and the fifteen months of the Health and Work Support Pilot (HAWS), which launched in June 2018.

  21. Research and analysis

    06 Nov 2019

    Fair Start Scotland evaluation report 2: local area case studies - November 2019

    Part of the Fair Start Scotland evaluation series. It presents detailed findings from the first wave of local area case studies in Alloa, Wick and Irvine and includes feedback from FSS service providers, participants, local delivery partners and other local people facing similar barriers to employment.

  22. Research and analysis

    25 Sep 2019

    PACE customer journey: 2019

    Qualitative study looking at the customer experience of individuals who have recently been made redundant.

  23. Impact assessment

    02 Sep 2019

    Flexible Workforce Development Fund: equality impact assessment

    This document assesses the future policy direction of the Flexible Workforce Development Fund to ensure that the Fund addresses equality and diversity issues and is in keeping with the Scottish Governments priorities with a particular focus on reducing the gender pay gap, tackling occupational segregation and halving the disability employment gap.

  24. Impact assessment

    02 Sep 2019

    Employment support programme: equality impact assessment

    No One Left Behind (NOLB) Employability funding stream, which is aimed at helping those members of society who face challenging barriers to finding and maintaining employment, reach their true potential.

  25. Consultation paper

    16 Jan 2019

    Consultation on Job Grant

    We are seeking views on key eligibility criteria and format of the Job Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland to support young people moving back into employment.

  26. Strategy/plan

    17 Oct 2018

    Enterprise and Skills Board: strategic plan

    This full plan provides clarity around strategic direction to enterprise and skills agencies and a blueprint to Government to turn up the dial on productivity and drive inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

  27. Impact assessment

    21 Sep 2018

    STEM bursary: equality impact assessment 2018

    The EQIA summarises how decision makers balanced the aim of the STEM bursaries against the potential adverse impacts of the policy on groups with protected characteristics.

  28. NEWS

    14 Dec 2017 14:35

    Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.