Programme for Government

The Programme for Government is published every year at the beginning of September and sets out the actions we will take in the coming year and beyond.

It includes the legislative programme for the next parliamentary year to drive forward change across all levels of society.

Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the Government’s Programme for Scotland 2020-21, setting out the actions the Government is taking to ensure Scotland’s economic, health, and social recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond.


Bills proceeding through parliament in 2020-21

Budget Bill Hate Crime and Public Order Bill
Domestic Abuse Bill Heat Networks Bill
Incorporation of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Bill Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) Bill
University of St. Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership Bill
Defamation and Malicious Publication Bill UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) Bill
Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) Bill