The Scottish Government has published the draft guidance for the Participation Request part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, following consultations. Regulations and guidance are needed to fill in the detail of how the Participation Request mechanism as set out in Part 3 of … Continue reading
The Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill has been published and will see Scotland become the only part of the UK with statutory targets to reduce the number of children experiencing poverty. Targets include having fewer than 10% living in relative poverty … Continue reading
According to Holyrood magazine, the Scottish Health Council “had a torrid time in front of MSPs” at a Health and Sport committee meeting. The Council, which sits in Healthcare Improvement Scotland, was set up to improve the involvement of patients … Continue reading
Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy was launched in December, with £140,000 to expand the Social Entrepreneurs Fund to help individuals set up and run a social enterprise. A further £927,107 has now been announced, which will fund a number of early … Continue reading
The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, places a new duty on Scottish Ministers to consult on, develop and publish a new set of National Outcomes for Scotland, in place of the existing (non-statutory) framework). The public consultation Phase of the … Continue reading
The Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee has launched a call for views as part of work it is undertaking on common good property and funds. The deadline for responses is Wednesday 22 March 2017.