PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT 2020/21

1st September 2020

The Scottish Government has announced its Programme for Government. These are not normal times, this is not a normal Programme for Government. We must take the necessary steps to rebuild an economy that is stronger, fairer and more sustainable.

We have an opportunity, not simply to go back to how things were, but to address many of the deep seated challenges our country faces. The Programme for Government 2020-21 is based on the Scottish Government’s determination to recover from this virus and deliver a fairer, greener and more prosperous Scotland for everyone.

📱 Launch of Protect Scotland – a proximity contact tracing app to support the test and protect programme.

👶 Incorporate the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots Law.

🏡 £10m Tenants’ Hardship Fund for renters.

👩‍💼 National Transition Training Fund to provide support for up to 10,000 people facing redundancy and unemployment.

👨‍💻 Scottish Youth Guarantee to ensure every young person has the opportunity of work, education, or training.

👵 Independent Review of adult social care.

👧 Open applications for the new Scottish Child Payment in November 2020, with the first payments made from the end of February 2021.

🚲 £500m for active travel infrastructure.

👨‍🏫 £135 million additional investment to ensure young people catch-up on any lost education, with funding to recruit 1400 additional teachers and 200 support staff.