Scottish Government

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The Scottish Government has identified six islands that will be supported to become carbon neutral by 2040. Selected in collaboration with local authorities and island representatives, the islands included as part of the Carbon Neutral Islands project are - Hoy, Islay, Great Cumbrae,

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More than £3.25 million has been issued in disability payments to children and young people since the launch of the Child Disability Payment. It is estimated that as of 31 March 2022 a total of 3,050 children and young people were in receipt of the payment.

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New funding to help public bodies unlock and realise further investment in measures to improve energy efficiency and install low and zero-carbon heat systems in buildings has been launched by the Scottish Government. The Scottish Central Government Energy Efficiency Grant scheme will make £100

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The supply of new homes delivered in Scotland fell by a third in one year to reach the lowest total in eight years as the Covid-19 pandemic took its toll on the housebuilding sector, official figures have found.

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Plans to remove all income thresholds from Best Start Foods by 2023-24 have been announced by the Scottish Government as part of the second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, ‘Best Start, Bright Futures’. This will increase eligibility to all people in receipt of a qualifying benefit.

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Some of Scotland’s longest standing vacant and derelict sites will be transformed into affordable housing, community gardens and places of enterprise and learning by awards from a £50 million programme. Ten schemes will share more than £5m from the low carbon Vacant and Derelict La

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A new Centre of Expertise in Equality and Human Rights is being established by the Scottish Government to put human rights and equality at the heart of economic policy development. The Centre, an action from Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation, will see the government work

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Young people struggling to access employment will be supported by an additional £4 million through the Scottish Government's Young Person’s Guarantee. The funding will help young people impacted most by the pandemic, including those who are care-experienced and those experiencing mental

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Plans have been announced to automatically pay the Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age Payments to parents and carers who already receive Scottish Child Payment when their children become eligible. The change will be introduced later this year when Scottish Child Payment is extended to un

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Employability services to help those most at risk of long-term unemployment will receive up to £113 million of funding from the Scottish Government.  To deliver the ambitions set out in the National Strategy for Economic Transformation and the Child Poverty Delivery Plan, tailored service

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Homebuilding body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has warned that a key Scottish Government document outlining the approach to planning and development to 2045 risks making the country’s housing deficit even worse. In its submission to the consultation on National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4), HFS hig

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