The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the main form of support to farmers in Europe. Major reforms in 2003, simplified previous subsidy payments into a single scheme, the Single Farm Payment Scheme. The 2003 reforms decoupled payments from production and made them conditional to meeting certain environmental, animal health and welfare and food safety requirements (known as cross-compliance).
As part of the ongoing reforms to the CAP, the European Commission has undertaking an initial con
This scheme sets out the the steps the Scottish Government will take to progress its gender equality objectives.
Responses to the consultation on the proposal to consolidate most of the current legislation on pesticide approval, sale and use into one set of regulations. Also the introduction of record keeping for all professional users of pesticides and removal of 'grandfather rights'.
Guidance for Restorative Justice Practitioners
CONSULTATION ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS FROM DORMANT BANK AND BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNTS
The purpose of this Headline report is to release the 2007 survey data into the public domain. A full report on the findings of the 2007 Scottish Household Survey will be published in August 2008.
Guide to the Scottish Government's complaint procedures.
Restorative Justice guidance and protocols for practitioners working with young people and those harmed by their behaviour
Estimates of employment in the public sector in Scotland from Q1 1999 to Q1 2008.
The Scottish Government wants a qualifications system that works for all young people. This consultation sets out a range of proposals designed to ensure that National Qualifications fully reflect Curriculum for Excellence and equip our young people for the demands of the Twenty-first Century.
Scottish Households Below Average Income: estimates of the number of children, working age adults and pensioners living in absolute and relative poverty in Scotland.
Grant paid to residential untis and schools to increase educational environment
Cabinet Secretary's response to the Report of the Chartered Teacher Review Group
This paper is relevant to all those involved in promoting effective learning for children and young people from 3 to 18. It particularly outlines important messages for those involved in planning the curriculum for children and young people. It builds on A Curriculum for Excellence: Progress
and Proposals, provides guidance on a new framework and sets out considerations which are critical to the adoption of Curriculum for Excellence.
Science, Science Literacy and Core Skills - Headline Report. The SSA is the annual national survey of pupils' attainment in the Scottish 5-14 curriculum at P3, P5, P7 and S2.
2007 Scottish Survey of Achievement (SSA) - Science, Science Literacy and Core Skills - Supporting Evidence
Review by Sheriff Principal Gordon Nicholson CBE QC and Addendum of Ministers Involvement in Decision-making in Criminal Justice Cases.
SAC Special Study Evaluating the Scottish Beef Calf Scheme