Scottish Parliament committee to consider national outcomes for communities

Written by Jenni Davidson on 4 April 2018 in News

The Scottish Government published a draft revised set of national outcomes for consultation at the end of March

 

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The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee will evaluate the Scottish Government’s proposed targets for communities, it has announced.

The Scottish Government published 11 revised ambitions for Scotland that it hopes to achieve over the next ten years last week.

These ‘national outcomes’ feed into the Scottish Government’s national performance framework.

This is the first revision of the outcomes since they were first published in 2007, although one other target was added in 2011.

Different parliamentary committees will review the outcomes appropriate to their area, with the committee responses to be coordinated by the Local Government and Communities Committee.

The Local Government and Communities Committee will consider three of the outcomes directly. These are:

  • We live in communities that are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe
  • We tackle poverty by sharing opportunities, wealth and power more equally
  • We grow up loved, safe and respected, so that we realise our full potential

The three national outcomes provide a broad measure of national and societal wellbeing, incorporating a range of economic, social and environmental targets.

Local Government and Communities Committee Convener, Bob Doris MSP, said: “The key purpose of these revised National Outcomes is to set out a clear vision for the future, which includes how we deliver vital public services and build strong communities.

“Our committee now wants to know people’s views on these proposed changes to Scotland’s vision for communities and public services. Are these changes helpful, desirable and appropriate? 

“We will be discussing comments we receive with the Minister and the Scottish Government and whether or not these National Outcomes will deliver the kind of Scotland we all want to live in.”

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