Open Consultations

Here are just a few of the consultations that are open for response just now.  We can produce a response with your concerns, solutions and ideas to one of these, or any other consultation open at the moment.

Responses cost from £950.

Charity price for this service starts (and usually finishes!) at £800 all in.

Closes 13th August 2021

Short Term Lets

The Scottish Government are consulting on short term lets, looking at licensing and busisness impacts.  The balance between small and large communities, tourism, all year round economy and community sustainability are all factors feeding in to how best manage such lets; with a range of differing views on how best to move forward.

In April 2019, The Scottish Government launched a first consultation (details here) setting out some proposals and a definition, whilst highlighting some of the benefits and issues.

This latest consultation is not about whether to implement a licensing scheme nor the broad framework of the approach. For this reason, the response form is narrowly focused on identifying issues and solutions only in relation to the draft Licensing Order and draft Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA).  If you'd like to put forward your ideas and thoughts, with our help, please get in touch.


Closes 9th September 2021

There is a consultation open just now to seeks views on the Scottish Social Housing Charter. The Charter was introduced by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010; requiring Ministers to set standards and outcomes that social landlords should be achieving for tenants and other customers through their housing activities. It also requires Ministers to review the standards and outcomes periodically, with the last review being undertaken in 2016.

Do you have thoughts, opinions, useful insight into how this could be improved upon, how it works at present, or can maybe see areas of need for change as a result of the pandemic and everyone living differently? 

Let us know if you'd like us to put in a response on your behalf, or the possibility of doing so.

Due out in August

A National Care Service

A review of Adult Independent Care has taken place, looking at the current services and how to best move forward.  The principal aim of the review was to recommend improvements to adult social care in Scotland, primarily in terms of the outcomes achieved by and with people who use services, their carers and families, and the experience of people who work in adult social care; taking a human-rights based approach.


The report findings came out 3rd February outlining a recommendation for a National Care Service, bringing the various elements of social care into one organisation.

The Review was chaired by Derek Feeley, a former Scottish Government Director General for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS Scotland. Mr Feeley was supported by an Advisory Panel of Scottish and international experts.

A consultation to look at the proposed service is due out around 8th August.  If you'd like to discuss responding to this, please get in touch.