Programme for Government

Delivering for Today, Investing for Tomorrow, the Scottish Government's Programme for Government 2018-19 sets out the actions the Government will take in the forthcoming year.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon introduces this year's Programme for Government

What is the Programme for Government? 

Find out more about how we decide what goes in it:


We will introduce an ambitious legislative programme that drives forward sustainable and inclusive economic growth and shows our commitment to a fairer Scotland. The uncertainties of Brexit mean that the precise volume and timing of Brexit legislation that will need to be considered by the Scottish Parliament is still unclear. We will prioritise delivery of our legislative programme to ensure Scotland’s interests are protected. We will also continue work to enable us to deliver Bills on Gender Recognition and Forensic Medical Examinations for next year’s legislative programme.

Bills for introduction in 2018-19

Biometric Data Bill

Budget Bill

Census (Amendment) Bill

Consumer Protection Bill

Disclosure Bill

Electoral Franchise Bill

Electoral Reform Bill

Family Law Bill

Female Genital Mutilation Bill

Non-Domestic Rates Bill

Scottish National Investment Bank Bill

South of Scotland Enterprise Agency Bill