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This conference examines how and when the Scottish Government plans to roll out implementation of the new Planning Act, what needs to happen for the Act to meet its original objectives for planning in Scotland and which issues remain to be defined in order to give full effect to the content of the Act.
Tue 25th Aug 2020
This conference examines how Scotland's new tourism tax may be structured, how it could be operated, what the impact of such a tax would be and the potential benefits which may arise from the use of revenues from a tourism tax.
Thu 27th Aug 2020
Edinburgh City Chambers
Scotland's Journey to Net Zero: Delivering on the Scottish Government's response to climate emergency
This conference discusses the Scottish Government's objective of achieving a net zero Scotland by 2045, considers the policy and funding commitments announced by the First Minister to support that objective and looks at the challenges and opportunities for core carbon-emitting organisations, sectors and services in responding to the Scottish Government's ambitions.
Tue 1st Sep 2020
This conference examines the Scottish Government's intentions to set out a long term vision for the Scottish justice system, how that vision can be translated into deliverable action and the culture change required if policies and services are to effectively tackle the high levels of imprisonment which are created by a cycle of offending and re-offending.
Tue 29th Sep 2020
6th Annual Scottish Transport Conference: Sustainable and Smart, Joined-Up and Inclusive, Fit for Purpose and Reliable
This year's Annual Scottish Transport Conference examines how Scottish transport can meet three core challenges. How do we promote transport that is smart, supports growth and meets the severity of climate change? Which policies and projects are required to build a transport system that is joined-up, inclusive and comprehensive? What is needed to ensure Scotland's transport is reliable, safe and fit for purpose - now and in the future?
Thu 1st Oct 2020
This conference discusses the Scottish Government’s policies and vision to deliver ‘Housing to 2040’, examines related themes impacting upon housing policy and delivery – including the drive for Net Zero, the opportunity of Green Investment, the new Planning Act and development of NPF4 – and considers the role of local housing strategies, place-based policy, affordability and market interventions in influencing delivery in Scotland’s private and public housing markets.
Tue 6th Oct 2020
This conference discusses the development of open government in Scotland's public bodies and services against the backdrop of the Scottish Government's 'Open Government in Scotland Action Plan 2018-2020'. It considers the roles of emerging deliberative democracy, increasing accountability, greater digital empowerment and increasing co-production in decision making about the shape and funding of public services, particularly in the context of meeting the challenges of social justice, climate change and achieving net zero.
Thu 8th Oct 2020
Morton Fraser Lawyers
Consumers, Customers and Complaints in Scotland: Protecting Reputation, Avoiding Regulators and Delivering Excellence
This conference addresses the challenge of meeting customer and consumer expectations in Scotland for all those operating in the public and private sectors where the consumption of services and products involves pre-empting, engaging with, resolving or disputing complaints.
Tue 27th Oct 2020
Children and Young People's Mental Health in Scotland 2020: Delivering the Task Force aims - prevention, early intervention, seamless support
This conference discusses how to successfully implement the Scottish Government's strategy to transform child and adolescent mental health services in Scotland and the role all organisations and sectors need to play in delivering a 'No Wrong Door' outcome. This follows the recommendations of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Taskforce, Scottish Government announcements of additional funding in both the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Programmes for Government and commitments in September 2019 to implement taskforce recommendations with specific new initiatives.
Tue 3rd Nov 2020
This conference examines Scotland's public health obesity crisis in the wider context of the global obesity challenge and discusses how we can tackle obesity at all ages using the policies, services and financial powers of our public agencies and private and Third sectors to promote good public health on obesity. It also considers quality of food supply and nutritional standards, the beneficial impact of healthy daily activity and eating behaviour and how to effectively promote positive habits on food health and active living in Scotland.
Tue 24th Nov 2020