An Investigative Review into the process of establishing, managing and supporting Independent Reviews in Scotland, with particular reference to the Independent Review of Transvaginal Mesh.
A document analysing the likely costs and benefits of the South of Scotland Enterprise Bill to businesses and the third sector.
Analysis of responses to ‘A Connected Scotland’ – the Scottish Government’s draft strategy to tackle social isolation and loneliness
Easy Read Guide which supports the Guidance on the Provision of Communication Equipment and Support which details Our Vision, Principles and the Definitions of Communication Equipment and Support in using that equipment.
This document is an Equality Impact Assessment record on Scotland's national approach to anti-bullying. It is a revision of the existing policy guidance "a national approach to anti-bullying for Scotland;s children and young people".
Increasing demand on our services makes it essential that we take action to guarantee our whole system of health and care has the capacity, co-ordination and workforce to deliver the best care possible in every setting. This Improvement Plan focuses on reducing the length of time people are waiting for key areas of healthcare.
A partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) of the development of unconventional oil and gas policy in Scotland
The Environmental Report for the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Scottish Government's preferred policy position on unconventional oil and gas in Scotland
Results from the 2018 Mental Health & Learning Disability Inpatient Census and the 2018 Out of Scotland NHS Placements Census. This is the fourth year of the Census.
The State of the Economy summarises recent developments in the global, UK and Scottish economies and provides an analysis of the performance of, and outlook for, the Scottish economy.
Finalised BRIA for the update of schedule 5 of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991, which covers improvements for which a tenant may be compensated when a tenancy ends.
The duties placed on businesses in the UK in relation to human trafficking vary depending on the size of the business.
This guidance provides tailored advice for all business, regardless of size.
It sets out the business risks associated with trafficking and exploitation, what businesses should do and where they can go for additional support.
The Equality Impact Assessment Summary for the Smarter Workplaces Programme in the Scottish Government.
The purpose of this consultation was to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to provide feedback on the policy decision to reintroduce beavers to Scotland and whether appropriate mitigation measures have been identified. Additionally, individuals were also able to comment on the Beavers in Scotland - Strategic Environmental Assessment, which was published 12 December 2017.
The Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board exists to improve the enterprise and skills system in Scotland. This Strategic Plan provides clarity around strategic direction to our agencies and a blueprint to Government to turn up the dial on productivity and drive inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
The European Noise Directive (END) was adopted in 2004 and requires member states to bring about measures which are intended to avoid, prevent or reduce noise on a prioritised area basis,
This document provides guidance on applying for consents and marine licences for offshore renewable energy projects within both Scottish Territorial Waters (out to 12 nautical miles (“nm”)) and Scottish Offshore Waters (12-200 nm).
The Guidance updates and replaces the draft Marine Scotland Licensing and Consents Manual published in 2013. The Guidance will be a live document and will be updated as policy and legislative changes require.
Scotland’s Place in Europe: Way Forward” sets out the Scottish Government’s position following the result of the EU Referendum.
This report is based on the returns of an annual survey questionnaire sent to all active authorised fish farming businesses in Scotland.
Guidance on training methods and training aids for dogs, with particular focus on the welfare issues that may arise from the use of aversive methods including e-collars.