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A National Discussion: Education

Every child and young person in Scotland is being encouraged to get involved in a National Discussion on education. Let’s Talk Scottish Education invites those aged three to 18 to share their ideas, views and experiences. Feedback from young people, as well as from parents, carers,

Emergency Budget Review

Leading Economists to Give Expert Advice Members of an expert panel providing advice to the Scottish Government as part of its Emergency Budget Review (EBR) have been confirmed. Sir Anton Muscatelli, Professor Frances Ruane and Professor Mike Brewer will assess the impact on Scotland of

Accessing Help for Cost of Living

New ‘One Stop Shop’ Website for Advice & Information A new website providing information on the wide range of advice and financial support available to people in Scotland has been launched. Developed by the Scottish Government as a ‘one stop shop’ to help those struggling

Rural Visa Pilot Proposed

Tailored Migration Solution Needed A proposal for a bespoke rural visa pilot scheme for Scotland, endorsed by the Scottish Parliament, has been published. This community-driven and employer-based migration proposal has been jointly developed by the Scottish Government, local authorities and key representatives from employers and

New Draft Cycling Framework for Scotland

Climate Week Sees Consultation Launched The Scottish Government has launched a 12-week consultation on the new draft Cycling Framework for Scotland. The published document sets out the draft strategic priorities for everyday cycling to 2030 – supporting the Active Travel vision of communities shaped around

Help Shape the New National Care Service

Applications Open to Join Lived Experience Experts Panel Adults with first-hand experience of social care services in Scotland are being invited to help design the new National Care Service (NCS) from today. Applications are now open for both the Lived Experience Experts Panel (LEEP) and

21 Million Free Bus Trips for Scotland’s under 22s

New marketing campaign launched to encourage further take up With over 21 million free journeys having been made since January 2022, the Scottish Government has launched a new marketing campaign, encouraging more people under the age of 22 to take up free bus travel. With

Rent Freeze Focus of Programme for Government

Ministers Act to Protect People in Cost Crisis A combined rent freeze and moratorium on evictions to help people through the cost crisis has been announced as the centrepiece of the 2022-23 Programme for Government (PfG). The programme outlines emergency legislation which will be introduced

Programme for Government

Scottish Child Payment Increasing from 14 November First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will set out a raft of actions today (Tuesday 6 September) in a Programme for Government designed to help people through the cost emergency. The package will include an increase in Scottish Child Payment

Second Charter Ship for Ukrainians

Preparations under way as vessel arrives to host displaced people. The second cruise ship chartered to offer displaced people safe accommodation has arrived in Glasgow. The M/S Ambition has been chartered for six months and will be located at King George V docks on the