This is the first Fiscal Framework Outturn Report published by the Scottish Government. It forms part of a revised budget process – as recommended by the final report of the Budget Process Review Group - and follows on from May’s publication of Scotland’s Fiscal Outlook: The Scottish Government’s Five Year Financial Strategy. This report focuses on operation of the Fiscal Framework and is designed in particular to support Scottish Parliamentary scrutiny.
This partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) for Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 outlines our assessment of how the draft Forestry Strategy may impact on business (including the third sector) and regulation.
This partial Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) for Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 outlines our assessment of how the draft Forestry Strategy may impact on equality, including socio-economic disadvantage.
The Scottish Government has committed to developing a Forestry Strategy to set out a long-term vision for Scottish forestry. The consultation draft builds on and modernises the approach undertaken in previous strategies. It provides a 10-year framework for action to help achieve a 50-year vision for Scotland’s woodlands and forests. The content of the draft strategy underpins the Scottish Government’s ambitions for forestry, and has the principles of sustainable forest management at its core.
This paper provides background information on the purpose and scope of the Quality Indicator (QI) profile, a summary of its development, the actions needed to implement the QIs, and a full list of the indicators and their secondary definitions.
Results of the survey of bank advances to Scottish agriculture, together with other relevant data regarding loans to agriculture.
The Scottish Government is consulting on the development of the policy and regulations for the Young Carer Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland.
Appointment of Queen's Counsel 2018. Report by Jessica M Burns, Independent Observer.
This report provides the findings of a consultation exercise carried out as part of a national review of care allowances.
A national review of Care allowances was carried out between November 2017 and August 2018. Here is a report on the findings of that review along with 12 recommendations.
Consultation on draft regulations transferring the Parking and Bus lane Adjudicators for Scotland to the Scottish Tribunals.
This Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) covers the group of tribunal regulations and procedures required by legislation to create the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal to hear appeals in relation to Social Security.
CRWIA examining the potential impact on children and young people of the Provision in Relation to Social Security Appeals
EQIA for Regulations making provision in relation to Social Security Appeals following consultation with stakeholders, interesred parties and the Judicary.
Islands Communities Screening Assessment of the consultation on Regulations making provision in relation to Social Security Appeals
This report from the Scottish Government covers the views of all those who provided feedback during the consultation process and explains where the draft Regulations have been revised. In doing so it was necessary to balance the views of respondents, the judiciary and the Social Security Committee’s evidence gathering session, while ensuring that what is proposed does not lead to operational or other difficulties.
Independent analysis of the consultation responses on the draft Regulations making provision for social security appeals for develoved benefits in the Scottish social security systems.
As part of the overall evaluation of the Attainment Scotland Fund, local authorities across Scotland took part in a short online survey. The survey invited views specifically around governance, sustainability, Pupil Equity Fund planning and support as well as unintended consequences of the fund.
This document is an Equality Impact Assessment based on the Scottish Government's updated guidance on managing school exclusions.
This document is an Equality Impact Assessment Record which was done to assess the impacts of the Scottish Government's plan to introduce a national minimum school clothing grant