Annex E: Guidance on The Promotion and Use of Mediation - Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment
Assessment Not Required Declaration
Guidance on the promotion and use of mediation
Directorate: Division: team
Directorate for Local Government and Communities
Planning and Architecture Division
Policy lead responsible for taking the decision
Rationale for decision
The Fairer Scotland Duty applies to 'decisions of a strategic nature' - these are the key, high-level choices or plans that the Scottish Government makes. The duty normally applies to new strategies, action plans, strategic delivery decisions about setting priorities and/or allocating resources, major new policy proposals, and preparing new legislation.
Having considered the Fairer Scotland Duty Interim Guidance, I confirm that the guidance on mediation does not constitute a strategic decision and therefore an assessment is not required.
I confirm that the decision to not carry out a Fairer Scotland assessment has been authorised by:
Name and job title of Deputy Director (or equivalent) - John McNairney, Chief Planner
Date authorisation given - 03/12/2020