Revised statutory guidance has been issued for public sector bodies subject to the Fairer Scotland Duty to help them actively consider how they can reduce inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage, when making strategic decisions.
The September economic brief provides an update on data that begins to show how the economy has been performing during the third quarter of the year. During this period Scotland has seen the further emergence of supply chain and staff shortages and a pick-up in inflationary pressures as the economy continues through this phase of the [...]
An annual report has been published setting out the progress made in the last 12 months by national government, local government and third sector partners against actions in the Ending Homelessness Together action plan.
New figures show reconviction rates are lower than they were a decade ago with rates overall at one of their lowest levels in the last 22 years. The vast majority of offenders, more than two-thirds, are not reconvicted within a year according to statistics outlined in the Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2018-19 Offender Cohort bulletin
The Scottish Government is looking for information on how organisations and individuals use the National Performance Framework (NPF). As part of its continuous improvement programme, the Scottish Government is now asking people and organisations how they currently use (or don’t use) the NPF, and what could make it more useful. It is looking for as many [...]
The Good Food Nation Bill has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. This aims to achieve a vision of Scotland as a Good Food Nation where: it is the norm for Scots to take a keen interest in their food, knowing what constitutes good food, valuing it and seeking it out whenever they can people who [...]
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published Poverty in Scotland 2021. This report covers both the big picture of poverty in Scotland and the lived reality of it at a household level. It warns that without urgent action the Scottish Government is on course to significantly miss the child poverty targets.
The Scottish Government is seeking views on the next Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland. This sets out Scottish Ministers' expectations of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. The Framework provides SFRS with strategic priorities and objectives, together with guidance on how the delivery of its functions should contribute to the Scottish Government's purpose.