The Scottish Government has published the draft guidance for the Participation Request part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, following consultations.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
A useful article in Holyrood magazine lists 14 forthcoming strategic statements.
The Scottish Government have published their summary of the key messages from the analysis of responses to the public engagement exercise about a new Mental Health Strategy for Scotland. A total of 598 responses informed the analysis..
1. The asset transfer provisions of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 came into force 23 January 2017. From this date a properly constituted community group has the right to apply to a public body to request a transfer of … Continue reading
The Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) reports that its Board recently discussed the SNP manifesto commitment to ‘introduce a Bill that will decentralise local authority functions, budgets and democratic oversight to local communities’; and that it then met with the … Continue reading