legislation

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable local authorities to provide support to certain carers; to make provision about the way in which certain social care services are provided by local authorities; and for connected purposes.

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about housing, including provision about the abolition of the right to buy, social housing, the law affecting private housing, the regulation of letting agents and the licensing of sites for mobile homes.

The Scottish Government recognises that empowering communities and reforming public services are key to achieving improved outcomes for all of Scotland. 

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill is intended to provide a legislative underpinning that will support and drive forward these key areas of policy.

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to the carrying out of functions of local authorities and Health Boards; to make further provision about certain functions of public bodies; to make further provision in relation to certain functions under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978; and for connected purposes.

The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Parliament on 28th June 2012 and received Royal Assent on 7th August 2012.

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable the Scottish Ministers to make provision by regulations in consequence of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (in respect of matters other than reserved matters).

Fact sheet that provides a brief introduction to some of the key legislation that protects children and young people in the UK. It is not comprehensive and does not constitute legal advice.

The Scottish Government’s Making Justice Work Programme represents the most significant set of reforms to courts for more than a century. A central objective of the programme is to improve the experience of victims and witnesses, and a commitment has been made to to bring forward a Victims and Witnesses Bill during this Parliament.

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about the price at which alcohol may be sold from licensed premises; and for connected purposes.

Paper that explains just how reforms give power to those who have been overlooked and under-served. It will demonstrate that it is only by publishing data on how public services do their jobs that power can be wrested out of the hands of highly paid officials and given back to the people. The reforms will mean that the poorest will be at the front of the queue.

This document, and its Annexes, is the IA of the Health and Social Care Bill.

It assesses the benefits, costs and risks of implementing the policies proposed in the NHS White Paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS that require primary legislation.