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Marking One Year of the Bute House Agreement

Progress on Building a Fairer, Greener The Scottish Government continues to focus on delivering its net zero targets and supporting families with the cost of living, as it marks the first anniversary of the Bute House Agreement. This was the agreement signed with the Scottish

Transforming Heating in Homes

Zero Direct Emission Plans for All New Buildings Proposals for all new buildings to be fitted with climate-friendly alternatives to fossil fuel heating systems have been published. The New Building Heat Standard (Part II) consultation sets out plans that would mean direct emissions heating systems

Why Land Matters Now

Taking action to ensure Scotland’s land benefits everyone Since devolution, land reform has been central to achieving greater equality and social justice for the people of Scotland. Private ownership of land – particularly at scale – has in the past conferred significant privilege – hereditary

Local Authorities Given Power To Run Bus Services

Commencement of powers in Transport (Scotland) Act. The Scottish Government has now commenced powers in the Transport (Scotland) Act for local authorities to run their own bus services. Section 34 of the Act essentially gives local transport authorities power to run local bus services in

Financing the Just Transition to Net Zero

Tackling Climate Crisis Prioritised in Future Spending Plans Net Zero Secretary Michael Matheson has pledged to maximise the use of public funding to accelerate the delivery of plans to tackle climate change. The Resource Spending Review, published this week, commits to increased spending on heat

Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation

Over 70 Actions Across 5 Key Themes Published A new National Strategy for Economic Transformation, underpinned by detailed analysis of Scotland’s economic strengths and weaknesses, has been published. The strategy contains over 70 actions across five key priority programmes. These have been identified as having

Scottish Government Will Take Over ScotRail Services on 1st April

National conversation will help shape the future for rail Speaking in a statement to Parliament today, Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth confirmed the transition of ScotRail services into public ownership will take place on the 1st April. The Minister also invited elected members and rail unions

A New Vision for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Scotland

The Scottish Government has published a new draft vision statement for public electric vehicle charging in Scotland. This new vision places people and businesses first, outlining the accessible, affordable and reliable public network required for the future. A just transition is at the heart of

Transforming Transport Investment in Scotland

The Scottish Government has published its blueprint for future transport investment. The second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) makes 45 recommendations under six key themes which seek to make transport in Scotland more sustainable and support people to make better, more informed choices on how

Eradicating Fuel Poverty

New strategy to make homes safer, warmer and cheaper to heat. A 20-year vision to eradicate fuel poverty in Scotland has been published. The Fuel Poverty Strategy sets out a range of comprehensive actions that will be taken to tackle the drivers of fuel poverty