Scottish Parliament Calls for Views

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Open Calls for Views

  • Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2025-26

    The Committee agreed to take a cumulative approach to budget scrutiny over Session 6, focusing on the culture spending portfolio. This inquiry follows on from the Committee’s previous pre-budget scrutiny in advance of Budget 2022-23 , 2023-24 and 2024-25 . The Committee wants to hear from individuals, groups and businesses operating within the culture sector. These views will help the Committee to make recommendations to the Scottish Government ahead of its Budget for 2025-26....

    Closes 9 August 2024

  • Pre-budget scrutiny for 2025-26

    The Rural Affairs and Islands Committee will undertake its pre-budget scrutiny in the autumn ahead of publication of the budget in December. The Committee will look at the following things as part of its pre-budget scrutiny— how last year’s budget was used to meet the national outcomes; how the cuts to some budget lines in last year’s budget have impacted on service delivery and implementation; the Scottish Government’s proposals to transition to new four-tier...

    Closes 9 August 2024

  • Managing Scotland’s Public Finances: A Strategic Approach

    Background To inform this year’s pre-budget scrutiny, the Finance and Public Administration Committee will focus on three key areas: progress on the Scottish Government’s public service reform programme the Scottish Government’s approach to taxation - including what its draft tax strategy should include and how potential behavioural responses impact business and individuals how the Scottish Government is using its capital expenditure to achieve innovation,...

    Closes 12 August 2024

  • Climate Change Targets Bill

    The Scottish Government has announced it will introduce legislation to amend its approach to setting targets for carbon emission reduction. It intends to move to a system of 5-yearly carbon budgets and away from a system of annual targets. The Scottish Government intends to lodge the Bill in the Scottish Parliament “as soon as possible after [Summer] recess”. The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero and Energy has said that the existing target for emission reduction by 2030 is out of reach...

    Closes 16 August 2024

  • Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill Liam McArthur MSP introduced this Member’s Bill. It will allow terminally ill adults in Scotland, who are eligible, to lawfully request, and be provided with, assistance by health professionals to end their own life. Current Status of the Bill This Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by Liam McArthur MSP on 27 March 2024. Read and find out more about the Bill: Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill . Stage 1 The...

    Closes 16 August 2024

Closed Calls for Views

  • National Performance Framework: Inquiry into proposed National Outcomes

    National Performance Framework The Scottish Government explains that the National Performance Framework is Scotland’s wellbeing framework. The National Performance Framework aims to get everyone in Scotland to work together to deliver on the National Outcomes. This includes: national and local government public and private sectors voluntary organisations businesses communities What are National outcomes? The Government explains that ...

    Closed 28 June 2024

  • Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill makes changes to the law concerning land management, community engagement and right to buy and transfers of land as well as agricultural holdings and small landholdings. Part 1 of the Bill is based on the Scottish Land Commission’s recommendations relating to the scale and concentration of land ownership. Part 2 of the Bill supports the Scottish Government’s Vision for Agriculture and its ambition to “become a global leader in sustainable and...

    Closed 18 June 2024

  • Housing (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill has 7 Parts. Part 1 makes provision about rent including the designation of rent control areas. Part 2 makes provision about dealing with evictions, including duties to consider delaying evictions and the amount of damages for unlawful evictions. Part 3 makes provision about residential tenants keeping pets and making changes to let property. Part 4 makes provision about other matters relating to tenants including unclaimed tenancy deposits,...

    Closed 4 June 2024

  • Housing (Scotland) Bill Call for Views

    We want to hear from you The Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee and Social Justice and Social Security Committee are seeking views on the Housing (Scotland) Bill. The Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee is the lead committee for the Bill, but the Social Justice and Social Security Committee will consider Part 5 (making provision about homelessness prevention) and Part 6 (insofar as it relates to fuel poverty) as these matters fall within its remit. ...

    Closed 24 May 2024

  • Call for Views on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

    The Scottish Parliament’s Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee is seeking your views on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill. About the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill The Bill was introduced by the Scottish Government on 13 March. It covers: land reform – there are various provisions imposing requirements in relation to owners of larger estates and the transfer of larger estates; lease for environmental purposes – the Bill requires the Scottish Government to publish a...

    Closed 21 May 2024