1. Institutionalising Participatory and Deliberative Democracy working group recommendations: Scottish Government response

    Scottish Government response to the IPDD working group recommendations on how Scotland can establish infrastructure for high quality participatory and deliberative engagements.

  2. Fair Work First guidance

    Outlines our Fair Work First approach and criteria in practice. This has been updated to reflect the new requirement (announced 6 December 2022) for all public sector grant recipients to pay at least the real Living Wage and provide appropriate channels for effective workers’ voice from 1 July 2023.

  3. Minimum Income Guarantee Expert Group: interim report - easy read

    Easy read version of an interim report outlines the group’s work so far and provides a summary of possible steps towards a Minimum Income Guarantee.

  4. Minimum Income Guarantee Expert Group: interim report

    This interim report provides an outline of the group’s work to date towards defining a Minimum Income Guarantee, the context in which the policy is being developed, provide a high-level overview of direction and early thinking towards potential actions.

  5. Public sector pay strategy 2023 to 2024

    Public sector pay strategy for the year 2023 to 2024 which applies to staff in the Scottish Government and its associated departments, agencies, non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) and public corporations.

  6. Calls for targeted cost of living support

    Chancellor should use “full range of powers”.

  7. Disability and Carer Benefits Expert Advisory Group - beyond a safe and secure transfer: advice

    This proactive advice outlines a number of recommendations the Disability and Carer Benefits Expert Advisory Group made on the additional positive impact which disability and carer’s assistance could make, following the safe and secure transfer of all clients on to new forms of Scottish assistance.

  8. Scottish local government finance - Green Book: 2023-2024

    Scottish Local Government Finance Settlement 2023-24: Funding Allocation Formula.

  9. Scotland's journey of achieving sustainable procurement outcomes 2002-2022: independent review

    An independent review that looks back over the past twenty years of sustainable public procurement in Scotland and other parts of the UK. The findings showcase how the progressive approach to sustainable procurement in Scotland has achieved jobs, training and other positive outcomes.

  10. Transitions to adulthood for disabled young people: literature review - easy read

    Easy read version of the literature review, commissioned by the Scottish Government, of existing research and evidence on disabled young people’s experiences of transitions to adulthood.

  11. A social contract with Scotland

    Final stage of 2023-24 Budget Bill.

  12. Participation Framework

    This Framework provides a guide to good practice in participation work across Scottish Government. It provides information about participatory methods and when to use them, the development of an effective participation strategy, and signposts to further resources.

  13. Reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system: Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA)

    A partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) for proposed secondary legislation which forms part of the introduction of extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging.

  14. Improving access to public information

    Consultation on reform launches.

  15. Council Tax Reduction supports over 450,000 households

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  16. New vision for justice

    Victims placed at the heart of ensuring just, safe, and resilient communities.

  17. Scottish Household Survey – 2020 telephone survey

    Experimental Statistics: Data being developed.

  18. Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights - anti-racist policy making: review

    Findings of a research programme into Scottish race equality strategies since 2000. The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) was commissioned to support the implementation of this review, with a focus on exploring opportunities for better practice.

  19. Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights - anti-racist policy making: review summary

    Briefing report providing a small selection of highlights for strategic policy making from the 128 page Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) review report. It concentrates on two particular aspects – anti-racist principles for effective practice and learning for specific policy areas.

  20. Race equality: immediate priorities plan

    Progress made on the actions taken to implement the recommendations of the Expert Reference Group for COVID-19 and Ethnicity, and continuing work on race equality across government.

  21. Local place plans - proposals for regulations: consultation

    This consultation paper relates to proposals for regulations on the content, preparation, submission and registration of Local Place Plans.

  22. Delivery of critical NHS supplies

    Flight brings vital equipment from China to Scotland.

  23. Free hospital TV for patients

    Charges covered for three months.

  24. Funding for digital mental health services

    Additional £3.8 million to expand support.

  25. Central estate: strategy

    Sets out key objectives, underlying principles and measures of success for the central estate.

  26. CivTech 4.0 Demo Day

    Showcasing public sector innovation.

  27. Adult support and protection improvement plan 2019-2022

    Plan to complement and strengthen local adult support and protection improvement activity, provide assurance and identify future areas for improvement so that adults at risk of harm in Scotland are supported and protected.

  28. Royal Hospital for Children and Young People: independent assessment of governance arrangements

    An independent assessment, by KPMG LLP, of the governance arrangements surrounding NHS Lothian's Royal Hospital for Children and Young People.

  29. Local Governance Review - public service governance: analysis of responses

    An analysis of the responses received following the ask of public sector organisations to suggest alternative arrangements for public service governance as part of the first engagement phase of the Local Governance Review.

  30. Local Governance Review: analysis of responses to Democracy Matters

    An analysis of the responses received during the Democracy Matters engagement phase of the Local Governance Review.

  31. Increasing support for those with autism

    Improving awareness and diagnosis.

  32. Positive feedback for maternity services

    Maternity Care Survey 2018 publishes.  

  33. Plan for quicker cancer diagnosis

    Steps to shorten waiting times for patients.

  34. Review of the Mental Health Act

    Future direction of mental health and incapacity legislation.  

  35. Support for people with eating disorders

    New guidelines for clinicians in Scotland.

  36. Support to reduce waiting times

    Waiting Times Improvement Plan funding awarded.

  37. Latest report on NHS Tayside

    Further progress made in key areas.

  38. Healthcare waiting times: improvement plan

    Focuses on reducing the length of time people are waiting for key areas of healthcare.

  39. First major trauma centre opens

    Aberdeen leads the way for Scotland's Trauma Network.

  40. Patient satisfaction at record high

    Results of national survey.

  41. Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 30 June 2018

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  42. £1.35 million for trauma training

    New national programme to be created.

  43. Recommendations to strengthen progress on FOI handling

    Scottish Information Commissioner outlines steps to build on ‘significant improvements’.

  44. Extra funding for suicide prevention

    Leadership group to deliver innovation fund.

  45. Scottish Government Workforce Statistics March 2018

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  46. The consequence of UK choices on Scotland

    Finance Secretary calls on UK Government to change course on austerity, immigration and Brexit.

  47. Measures to improve NHS performance

    Funding to support patient care.

  48. A&E waiting times improve

    Health Secretary thanks staff but highlights continuing winter pressures.

  49. A&E waiting times

    Figures show effect of flu rates and winter pressures.

  50. Scotland’s Budget

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

  51. Local Governance Review

    Review to strengthen local decision making. 

  52. Budget boost for economy and public services

    Additional funding for Enterprise, policing and local government.

  53. Investing in growth and public services

    Budget Bill introduced to Parliament.  

  54. Review of health & care public holiday services

    Identifying improvements for patients and staff

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