Scottish Parliament Calls for Views

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Open Calls for Views

  • Scottish Languages Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill gives the Gaelic and Scots languages official status in Scotland and makes changes to the support for the Gaelic and Scots languages in Scotland. This includes changes in relation to Gaelic and Scots education. Current Status of the Bill This Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 29 November 2023. Read and find out more about the Bill: Scottish Languages Bill . ...

    Closes 1 March 2024

    Scottish Languages Bill: Financial Memorandum
  • Scottish Leids Bill: Financial Memorandum

    Aboot the Bill The Bill gies the Gaelic and Scots leids official staunin in Scotland and maks chynges tae the uphaudin o the Gaelic and Scots leids in Scotland. This includes chynges in relation tae Gaelic and Scots education. Status o the Bill the Noo This Bill wis introducit in the Scots Pairlament by the Cabinet Secretary fur Education and Skills on 29 November 2023. Read and find oot mair aboot the Bill: Scottish Leids Bill . Stage 1 ...

    Closes 1 March 2024

    Scottish Leids Bill: Financial Memorandum
  • Bile nan Cànan Albannach: Meòrachan Ionmhais

    Mun Bhile Tha am Bile seo a' toirt inbhe oifigeil don Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba, agus a' dèanamh atharrachaidhean air an taic a gheibh a' Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba. Tha seo a’ gabhail a-steach atharrachaidhean co-cheangailte ri foghlam Gàidhlig agus Scots. An Ìre aig a bheil am Bile an-dràsta Chaidh am Bile seo a thoirt a-steach do Phàrlamaid na h-Alba le Rùnaire a’ Chaibineit airson Foghlam agus Sgilean air 29 Samhain 2023. Leugh...

    Closes 1 March 2024

    Bile nan Cànan Albannach: Meòrachan Ionmhais
  • Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill makes several changes to the law affecting Scottish Parliament elections and Scottish local government elections. These changes include: allowing certain foreign nationals (people who have the right to live in Scotland but do not have British citizenship) to stand for election; creating a new rule that would prevent a person from standing as a candidate if they have committed an offence involving the intimidation of election staff or people...

    Closes 6 March 2024

    Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill: Financial Memorandum
  • Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill

    We want to hear from you The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee is seeking views on the Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill. The Committee welcomes responses to any of the listed areas. Give us your views below. About the Bill The Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 23 January 2024. The Committee has been designated as lead committee on the Bill. The Bill makes a number...

    Closes 6 March 2024

    Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill

Closed Calls for Views

  • Aggregates Tax and Devolved Taxes Administration (Scotland) Bill

    The Finance and Public Administration Committee is seeking views on the Aggregates Tax and Devolved Taxes Administration (Scotland) Bill. The UK Aggregates Levy (UKAL) is a UK wide environmental tax that aims to reduce the extraction of fresh or new aggregate. This Bill seeks to create an aggregates tax in Scotland (replacing UKAL) and has the same environmental aims as UKAL. This Bill explains that the Scottish Aggregates Tax (SAT) will be administered by Revenue Scotland and sets...

    Closed 9 February 2024

    Aggregates Tax and Devolved Taxes Administration (Scotland) Bill
  • Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

    When the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament in 2017, it did not include a definition of “woman”. The Bill was amended to include this definition during parliamentary scrutiny. The Scottish Government’s policy memorandum explained that the amendment was made “to make the Bill more inclusive by including trans women who were living as trans women even if they did not have a full gender recognition certificate under...

    Closed 29 January 2024

    Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill
  • Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill - your views

    The Scotland Act 2016 set in process a change to how social security is delivered in Scotland: it devolved 11 existing social security benefits from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to Scotland; it gave new powers to the Scottish Government to make top-up payments to benefits reserved to the UK Government. In 2018, The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (the 2018 Act) established a legal framework for a new Scottish social security system . It created the...

    Closed 16 January 2024

    Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill - your views
  • Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill makes changes to the Scottish social security system, including: allowing the Scottish Government to provide care experience assistance and changing the way rules are made for the Scottish Child Payment; changing the processes for making decisions about social security assistance in Scotland; changing the processes where people must pay back assistance received by mistake, and providing that in certain situations a person’s...

    Closed 15 January 2024

    Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum
  • Post-legislative scrutiny of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 - BSL

    Background The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into how the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 has worked since it came into force. The Committee wants to find out from you about whether you feel the Act is producing the expected outcomes, to what extent, and if not, why not? What is the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013? The main provisions of the Act came into effect in April 2014. ...

    Closed 12 January 2024

    Post-legislative scrutiny of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 - BSL