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Thursday 15/11/2018

Formative Evaluation of the DYW Regional Groups - A report to the Scottish Government June 2018 [Education and Training]

A external evaluation, commissioned by the Scottish Government, to examine the early operations of four of the most established Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Regional Groups. The study was carried out between December 2017 and April 2018.

South of Scotland Enterprise Bill: Equality Impact Assessment [Economy]

A document summarising the potential positive and negative impacts of the South of Scotland Enterprise Bill on groups with protected equality characteristics.

Wednesday 14/11/2018

Business and Regulatory Impact Assessments Toolkit [Economy]

This toolkit is a collection that makes up the complete BRIA guidance. We have also produced a template for completing a BRIA and best practice examples.

One Scotland: Hate Has No Home Here - Consultation on Hate Crime amending current Scottish Hate Crime Legislation [People and Society]

The consultation asks questions on our approach to consolidating all Scottish Hate Crime legislation and expanding the statutory aggravations.  

Business and Regulatory Impact Assessments Template [Economy]

The Scottish Government's approved template for the completion of a Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment.

Consultation on The Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019 [People and Society]

Consultation on the draft of The Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019 which will increase the higher age limit for persons eligible for continuing care from twenty to twenty-one years of age from April 2019.

Teaching in a Diverse Scotland: Increasing and Retaining Minority Ethnic Teachers in Scotland’s Schools. [Education and Training]

The Teaching in a Diverse Scotland report aims to increase the number of teachers from under-represented groups at all levels in Scottish Schools.


A report by an independent working group exploring the scope to define sectarianism in Scots law. The group was Chaired by Professor Duncan Morrow.

Part 9 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 - Allotments - Guidance For Local Authorities - Section 119 - Duty to Prepare Food-Growing Strategy [Public Sector]

Statutory guidance for local authorities to assist them in their duty to prepare a food-growing strategy, as set out in Part 9 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 - Allotments.

Tuesday 13/11/2018

Research Project: To Explore the Relationship Between the Food Environment and the Planning System [Planning]

Research responding to the question 'How can the planning system best support the creation of an improved food environment in Scotland?' The research report includes: a literature review; a review of national policy, guidance and relevant legislation across Scotland and England; identification of planning policies and guidance seeking to control the food environment; and a review of relevant applications and appeal decisions. The area in the vicinity of schools is a particular focus.

National Action Plan on Neurological Conditions (Draft for consultation) 2019-2024 [Health and Community Care]

This draft plan sets out our vision for driving improvement in the care, treatment and support available to people living with neurological conditions – and their carers - in Scotland. Our Vision is that everyone with a neurological condition will be able to access the care and support they need to live well, on their own terms. We are consulting on the draft plan, and the commitments it contains.

Scottish Household Survey Data Comic (Inequality) 2017 [Statistics]

Based on Scottish Household Survey 2017, this data comic focuses on inequalities in neighbourhood rating, internet access, cultural attendance, physical activity, access to green and blue space, communities and household finances in Scotland.

Monday 12/11/2018

Establishing an appropriate adult service in Scotland - Consultation analysis [Law, Order and Public Safety]

An anlaysis of resopnses to the public consulatation on establishing an Appropriate Adult service in Scotland.

Friday 09/11/2018

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 - Part 3A - Community Right to Buy Abandoned, Neglected or Detrimental Land - Full Guidance [Environment]

This guidance is intended to support communities through the right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land process from initial identification of land to the completion of a purchase.

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in Scotland - National Overview Report 2017/18 [Law, Order and Public Safety]

Report on the operation of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in Scotland in 2017/18

Process Evaluation of LEADER 2014-2020 [Research]

This report is the initial process evaluation for LEADER 2014-2020 and assesses its economic, social, cultural and environmental impact on rural communities.

Thursday 08/11/2018

LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group Report [Education and Training]

Report of the working group's recommendations to the Scottish Ministers.

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 Liquor Personal Licence Holder Training Accreditation [Education and Training]

This training accreditation document sets out the appropriate training qualifications for liqour Personal Licence Holders.

Success fee agreements in Scotland - A consultation on Part 1 of the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 [Law, Order and Public Safety]

A consultation on Scottish Ministers' powers in Part 1 of the Act to cap success fees, to regulate which cases are not suitable to be funded by damages based agreements, and to make further regulatory provision about success fee agreements.

Wednesday 07/11/2018

Funeral Expense Assistance Regulations: Analysis of Consultation Responses [Government]

An independent anaylsis report on the consultation responses received.

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