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  • Addressing child poverty through parental employment

    The Social Justice and Social Security Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into addressing child poverty through parental employment . Inquiry to date We have so far received written submissions from Local Employment Partnerships through a focused call for views. We have also... More
    Closes 5 April 2023
  • Children (Care and Justice) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill has four main parts. The first part changes the definition of “child” in the children’s hearings system from someone under 16 to someone under 18. This part makes some other changes which include offering more guidance for children who turn 18. The... More
    Closes 2 April 2023
  • Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill aims to change the law in relation to two areas: trusts: how they are administered and managed succession: who has the right to inherit and in what order The Bill aims to modernise the law. Trusts have been in use since at least the early 17th... More
    Closes 26 March 2023
  • Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill - Consultation

    Share your views on the Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill with the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee. The Scottish Government introduced the Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill on 22 November 2022. The Bill aims to change the law relating to: trusts, how they are... More
    Closes 17 March 2023
  • Your views on the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill

    The Bill makes changes to the law in relation to the care of children and the involvement of children in the criminal justice system. The changes relate to the children’s hearings system and several parts of the criminal justice system. This includes courts that hear cases relating to... More
    Closes 17 March 2023
  • Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill Scottish charities are regulated by an independent body. This body is called the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). OSCR was established under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (the 2005 Act). The 2005 Act sets out the powers that OSCR... More
    Closes 17 February 2023
  • Disabled employment gap inquiry - BSL

    Identifying barriers to accessing employment is a key part of the Economy and Fair Work Committee’s remit Statistics show that the disabled people in Scotland have a lower employment rate than non-disabled people. The Committee would like to understand what more can be done to... More
    Closes 16 February 2023
  • Disabled employment gap inquiry

    Identifying barriers to accessing employment is a key part of the Economy and Fair Work Committee’s remit Statistics show that the disabled people in Scotland have a lower employment rate than non-disabled people. The Committee would like to understand what more can be done to ensure... More
    Closes 16 February 2023
  • Net zero for the Grangemouth area

    Scotland’s economy and the skills and industries that drive economic growth both now and in the future are a key part of the Committee’s remit. There is currently a target of 2045 for Scotland to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero. Industry is the second highest carbon... More
    Closes 14 February 2023
  • Public Participation at the Scottish Parliament - Citizens' Panel Recommendations

    Citizens' Panel on Participation - Tell us what recommendations we should prioritise The Citizens’ Panel on Participation has published their report and they have made 17 recommendations to the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee on improving how the Scottish... More
    Closes 10 February 2023
  • Long COVID inquiry - your views

    This inquiry will focus on diagnosis, treatment and current support available to those with long COVID. According to the latest ONS figures, currently it is estimated that 2.1 million are experiencing self-reported long COVID in the UK (3.3% of the population). In Scotland it is estimated that... More
    Closes 10 February 2023
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