This report assesses economic impacts of mobile communications in Scotland from 2013-2023: identifying barriers to improved mobile coverage and the economic impacts of removing these barriers.
A self-evaluation tool which accompanies the guidance 'Better Eating, Better Learning - A New Context for School Food'. The tool is for schools, local authorities and caterers, following discussion with and input from others, to use to review what has been achieved and what needs to done next to make improvements in school food and food edcuation.
The findings of the self-evaluation should be fed into school improvement plans.
Refreshed guidance to support schools, local authorities, caterers, procurement departments,parents, children and young people to work in partnership to make further improvements in school food and food education.
An extract from Scotland’s Future – Your Guide to an Independent Scotland, illustrating how the powers of independence will allow Scotland's energy wealth to help an independent Scotland reach its full potential, and offer Scotland greater choices and chances to strengthen its diverse economy.
The interim Equality inpact assessment accompanies the Scottish Governments document, Towards Decarbonising Heat: Maximising the Opportunities for Scotland: Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement for Consultation
The Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment for "Towards Decarbonising Heat: Maximising the Opportunities for Scotland: Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement for Consultation, sets out an Environmental Report of the policies set out in the Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement. Section 7 sets out the reports conclusions and recommendations and poses a number of questions to which we invite responses by the 9 June 2014.
The Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement (HGPS) sets out how low carbon heat can reach more householders, business and communities and a clear framework for investment in the future of heat in Scotland. It discusses how Scotland might reduce the amount of energy used for heat, diversify sources of heat, provide increased security of heat supply, greater local control and reduce the pressure on household energy bills.
Results of the Equality Impact Assessment for the Historic Environment Scotland Bill.
Scotland’s first ever Historic Environment Strategy is a high level framework which sets out a 10 year vision for the historic environment. The key outcome is to ensure that the cultural, social, environmental and economic value of Scotland’s historic environment continues to make a strong contribution to the wellbeing of the nation and its people. It was developed collaboratively and identified the need for strategic priorities to help align and prioritise sector activity towards a common goal.
This Equalities Impact Assessment considers whether the Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland impacts, either positively or negatively, on different sectors of the population. The Assessment notes that there are no anticipated negative effects associated with the new Strategy and recognises that Strategy creates a framework which has potential to offer positive outcomes for all groups.
Draft Carers (Waiving of Charges for Support) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 - The Scottish Government response to a public consultation on draft regulations to accompany the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013.
Evaluation of routes to headship
A report on the evaluation of the routes to headship
Evaluation of the routes to headship
For the first time since Housing Revenue Accounts (HRAs) were enacted through the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987, this guidance brings together in one place, the role of the HRA, how it must operate, who the resources contained within it are meant to benefit and what the outcomes can be expected from those resources. Much of the material in the Guidance reinforces the principals of the Scottish Social Housing Charter.
Responses from the public Consultation on the draft Public Services Reform (Prison Visiting Committees)(Scotland) Order 2014 which proposes that Prison Visiting Committees are abolished and a new system of independent monitoring is introduced under the auspices of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland.
Non-confidential responses to the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill
As part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling sectarianism, the independent Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism in Scotland was established to provide advice on the nature and extent of sectarianism in Scotland and priorites for action. The Group published their report on 13 December 2013. This is the Scottish Government's response to that report.
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the scope and content of the draft RAE Research Strategy for the 2016-2021 period.
Consultation responses for consultation on the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 Remedial Order 2014