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The Scottish Government

Details: The devolved government for Scotland has a range of responsibilities that include: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation.

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Coronavirus in Scotland

Details: Up to date information on the coronavirus situation in Scotland, including what you can do, statistics and data, how to get tested, links to support and guidance and the Scottish Government's phased approach to exiting lockdown.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): daily data for Scotland

Details: The Scottish Government, like other governments around the world, is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. A key part of this response is to model the potential spread and level of the virus in Scotland, and to compare the Scottish experience to other parts of the UK and other countries around the world.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance

Details: Health Protection Scotland continues to update its guidance for health protection teams and healthcare practitioners as the situation evolves, as well as providing guidance for non-healthcare settings including schools, places of detention, and separate guidance for social care settings. Coronavirus (COVID-19): adults with incapacity.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): certification scheme

Details: Overview. This guidance explains how the COVID Certification Scheme works. It also provides guidance for premises and event organisers to help them operate a reasonable system for checking that individuals on their premises are either:

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Improving broadband access

Details: The Scottish Government signed the R100 North Contract with BT in December 2020. Delivery partner Openreach was then asked to conduct a complex remodelling exercise to account for changes in commercial coverage. Survey work to support delivery of the subsea cables began earlier this year and is due to be completed shortly.

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Doubling the Scottish Child Payment

Details: The Scottish Government committed to introducing the Scottish Child Payment in June 2019 as part of the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan. Around 400,000 children under 16 are expected to be eligible for the Scottish Child Payment when it is extended, with an anticipated take-up of over 300,000.

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Heat in Buildings Strategy

Details: We urgently need a stronger commitment and clear action plan on heat from the UK Government. Recent volatility in global natural gas markets further underscores the urgency of UK Government action in reserved policy areas to maintain security of energy supplies and to support consumers.

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Hydrogen action plan: draft

Details: The Scottish Government's draft Hydrogen Action Plan articulates the actions that will be taken over the next five years to support the development of a hydrogen economy to further our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Scotland’s energy system while ensuring a just transition.

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Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans

Details: He served with the Royal Marines before pursuing a career in local government administration, where he was also an active trade union representative with UNISON. He is a graduate of Dundee University and studied at the University of Prince Edward Island.

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Energy strategy: position statement

Details: The Energy Strategy position statement provides an overview of the Scottish Government's key priorities for the short to medium-term in ensuring a green economic recovery, whilst remaining aligned to our net zero ambitions, in the lead up to COP26.

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Action on single-use plastic

Details: Action on single-use plastic. Scotland first UK nation to pursue ban on some of the most problematic products. Legislation has been laid that will see Scotland ban some of the most environmentally damaging single-use plastic items, with the ban coming into effect on 1 June 2022. Circular Economy Minister Lorna Slater said:

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Local government: Latest

Details: Local government funding 2020-2021: process overview. Overview of the process to determine the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2020 to 2021. The figures used are set out in Finance Circular 2/2020, which was agreed by Parliament prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and so do not take account of additional COVID-19 funding.

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Making Scotland a leading hydrogen producer

Details: Backed by more than £100 million of funding, the draft Hydrogen Action Plan sets out the strategic approach the Scottish Government will take with industry to help make Scotland become a leading nation in the production of reliable, competitive and sustainable hydrogen. The five-year capital investment programme will focus on supporting

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland's Long Covid service

Details: Directorate: Healthcare Quality and Improvement Directorate. Part of: Coronavirus in Scotland, Health and social care. ISBN: 9781802013559. This paper sets out the key elements that underpin our approach to care and support for people with long Covid. Supporting documents. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland's Long Covid service.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test and Protect

Details: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test and Protect. Last updated: 3 Dec 2021 - see all updates. Published: 18 Feb 2021. Part of: Coronavirus in Scotland, Health and social care. Information and support for people who are asked to self-isolate because of COVID-19, including the Self-Isolation Support Grant (£500).

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COVID-19 details of Corporate Travel Management (CTM

Details: The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because the UK Government (UKG) led by its Department of Health and Social Care are the principle contract owners and managers of the Managed Quarantine Service (MQS) and …

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Free school meals

Details: More than 90,000 primary school pupils will be entitled to new free school meal support in term time. The Scottish Government and local authority partners have reached agreement to introduce universal free school lunches for primary 4 and 5 children and targeted support during school holidays for all eligible primary and secondary children and young people.

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Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland 2020-21

Details: Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland 2020-21 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot) The aim of GERS is to enhance public understanding of fiscal issues in Scotland. The primary objective is to estimate a set of public sector accounts for Scotland through detailed analysis of official UK and Scottish Government finance statistics.

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Draft National Planning Framework 4

Details: Overview. This consultation is seeking views and comments on the draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4). NPF4 will, when adopted, set out the Scottish Governments priorities and policies for the planning system up to 2045 and how our approach to planning and development will help to achieve a net zero, sustainable Scotland by 2045.

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Updated schools guidance

Details: Guidance on school safety has been updated to take account of public health advice and Scotland’s new approach to suppressing coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidance, which outlines additional protection measures at all five levels in the Strategic Framework, comes into force on Monday 2 November. Across all levels, face coverings should be worn

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Supporting events

Details: Businesses which have not yet been able to access any of the previous government support mechanisms will be prioritised. The funding comes as a result of the £97 million in UK Government consequentials. The Scottish Government has published Coronavirus (COVID-19): events sector guidance to help events restart safely at the appropriate time.

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Update to vaccine certification Apps

Details: The vaccine certification Apps scheme is being updated as part of planned changes to reduce the amount of personal information which is shared. As a result, businesses should now update the customer COVID Check (verifier) App to ensure the QR code shows a green tick when scanned. In addition, the personal NHS Covid Status app, which allows

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New guidance issued for the festive period

Details: New guidance issued for the festive period. Published: 19 Dec 2020 19:02. Part of: Health and social care, Public safety and emergencies, Coronavirus in Scotland. Restrictions tightened due to spread of new variant of COVID-19. Scotland will significantly tighten protections against Coronavirus (COVID-19) to prevent the spread of the new

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Scottish Government and Scottish Green Party Parliamentary

Details: The Scottish Government and Scottish Green Party are committed to doing politics better. This agreement establishes processes for building trust and guaranteeing good faith, and sets out how the Scottish Government and the Green Group will work together, collaborating and sharing responsibility to deliver an ambitious programme for Scotland.

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Shona Robison MSP

Details: Shona Robison was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government in May 2021. Shona was born in Redcar in 1966. Educated at Alva Academy, she went on to graduate from Glasgow University with a Social Sciences MA and Jordanhill College with a Postgraduate Certificate in Community Education.

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Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland 2020-21

Details: Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) is a National Statistics publication. It estimates the revenue raised in Scotland and the goods and services provided for the benefit of Scotland.

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List of all primary, secondary

Details: The information you have requested on primary, secondary, special and independent schools in Scotland is available from the Scottish Government website. While our aim is to provide information wherever possible, in this instance Education Scotland does not hold the other details you have requested, therefore this is exempt under section 17 of

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The Civil Service

Details: The civil service helps the government of the day develop and implement its policies as well as deliver public services. Civil servants are accountable to ministers, who in turn are accountable to Parliament. The Permanent Secretary is the most senior civil servant in Scotland and leads more than 7000 staff within the core Scottish Government

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Financial help for families in need

Details: The Scottish Government is also delivering new Bridging Payments for around 150,000 school age children, providing £520 this year and next, and delivered a £130 pandemic support payment for around 500,000 low income households this month.

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About Export Statistics Scotland

Details: The Scottish Government produces a National Statistics publication, Export Statistics Scotland (ESS), which estimates the value of Scottish exports at sector level. It includes estimates for goods and service exports and is the only source of estimates for exports from Scotland to the rest of the UK.

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Kevin Stewart MSP

Details: Kevin has served in the Scottish Parliament as the member for Aberdeen Central since 2011. He was the Convener of the Local Government and Regeneration Committee in the last Parliament and sat on the Welfare Reform and Justice Sub-Committee on Policing. He was previously the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning.

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Good governance in the Scottish Government

Details: Good governance in the Scottish Government. Published: 15 Mar 2016. Directorate: People Directorate. Part of: Public sector. ISBN: 9781786520159. This booklet is a foundation for assisting and challenging approaches to assurance and accountability in support of the Scottish approach to government.

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About the Scottish Government

Details: The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland and has a range of responsibilities that include: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business Ventilation Fund

Details: It will remain open until 31 March 2022 or when funds are exhausted - whichever occurs first. The Business Ventilation Fund will provide funding to help small and medium sized businesses improve their ventilation, and help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Businesses can claim up to £2,500 per eligible premises to recover the costs of carrying

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Jobs and vacancies

Details: Jobs and vacancies. We play a part in every issue that matters to people in Scotland – from health, education, housing and crime, to transport, agriculture, culture and the economy, plus many more. We employ people from all walks of life, …

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Scottish Government Hydrogen Policy Statement

Details: The Scottish Government is committed to providing a supportive policy and regulatory environment to support hydrogen production and use and to enable Scotland to take a pioneering role in a growing global industry. This means: In the 2020s – Demonstration, accelerating market demand and getting the policy framework right: supporting research

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Mairi Gougeon MSP

Details: Mairi Gougeon was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands in May 2021. Mairi Gougeon was previously a councillor for Brechin and Edzell, during which she was chairwoman of the East of Scotland European Consortium. She is a history graduate from the University of Aberdeen. Mairi was elected as the MSP for Angus North and Mearns

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