This is a Second Consultation on Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies, and Regulation of District and Communal Heating. Based on the evidence and views gathered from stakeholders through the first consultation and other engagement, this consultation document sets out more specific policy proposals for LHEES, and regulation of district and communal heating.
This document is intended primarily to provide an accessible explanation to Scotland’s GPs of the changes we propose to effect in Regulations. The proposed changes will complement the complex wider contractual framework that underpins the provision of General Medical Services in Scotland. It will also be of significant interest to those planning and managing General Medical Services.
This Code of Practice sets out the Scottish Government’s plan to facilitate the shift to a model which does not entail GPs providing their practice premises.
This report contains the quantitative research findings from the Social Security Experience Panels’ ‘About Your Benefits and You’ research.
This report is a visual summary of the quantitative research findings from the Social Security Experience Panels’ ‘About Your Benefits and You’ research.
A report recommending improvements to respond better to the needs of children and young people with Learning Disability (LD) and/or autism
Research Summary of interim findings of an evaluation study of Participatory Budgeting activity in Scotland (supported by the Scottish Government), with a particular focus on local authorities, by researchers based at Glasgow Caledonian University between October 2015 and June 2017. The research has been extended for a third year to October 2018.
Under Part 4 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 20161 Scottish Ministers have a duty to issue “guidance about engaging communities in decisions relating to land which may affect communities.
Scottish Ministers published a public consultation on the draft Guidance on 24 March 2017 with views invited by 16 June 2017. This is the consultation analysis.
This consultation seeks views on proposals to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
Scoping Research on the Sourcing of Pet Dogs From Illegal Importation and Puppy Farms 2016-2017
A case study of the Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy which assesses the extent to which the Strategy embodies the ‘Scottish Approach’ to policy.
A report by a panel of independent experts who conducted a review of the definition of fuel poverty in Scotland. The report sets out the review panel's findings and a series of evidence based recommendations with a clear aim of making improvements to the current fuel poverty definition.
The consultation seeks views on proposals to tackle and diminish fuel poverty in Scotland. The strategy looks at our existing approach to tackling fuel poverty and legislative framework and sets out detailed proposals for a new Fuel Poverty Strategy for Scotland. This is a cross-portfolio endeavour by the Scottish Government to take action to tackle fuel poverty and, to enshrine our ambition to eradicate fuel poverty in a new Warm Homes Bill in summer 2018.
Assessment published in connection with consultation on Fuel Poverty Strategy for Scotland and Warm Homes Bill
This paper sets out the latest evidence on the contribution that EEA citizens make to Scotland's economy, society and communities, by supporting population growth, economic growth, and rural communities. It responds to the Call for Evidence launched by the UK Migration Advisory Committee.
The Evidence Annex sets out the main elements of the most robust date we have on migrants and migration in Scotland. The paper supports the Scottish Government's response to the call for evidence by the UK Migration Advisory Committee on the economic and social impacts of the UK's exit from the EU.
This action plan, developed in partnership by the SG and the National Cyber Resilience Leaders Board, sets out the action the SG intends to take, working closely with the NCRLB and partners in the wider Scottish public sector, in order to make progress during 2017/18 towards the 3rd outcome of the Cyber Resilience Strategy, "We have confidence in, and trust, our digital public services."
This consultation seeks views on revised and consolidated fire safety advice which is applicable to fire safety in existing residential premises in which there is sleeping accommodation.
The consultation paper sets out why we think these changes will improve educational outcomes for young people, how they will work in practice, and what legislative changes are needed to enable them to happen. We are looking for views on whether the changes which we have set out will deliver the empowered school and teacher-led system which we are seeking to achieve.
The EMA programme aims to provide support for young people aged 16 to 19 from low income families to overcome financial barriers to stay on in post-16 education, either in school or on a further education college course.