Strongly Supported

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This section sets out the 58 out of 60 recommendations that the Assembly strongly supported. The recommendations are numbered and grouped as they were presented in weekend 8. Set out below is a groups under which the recommendations sit; a short explanation of the group and a link to the information developed by members which supported the recommendations in the group.

This group covers recommendations on:
• Citizens’ Assemblies, proposing different ways in which they could be organised
• Calling for the establishment of other kinds of citizen participation mechanisms, including as part of the formal political institutions.  Were any such institutions to be established it would be important to know that they could sensibly operate alongside other participation initiatives, including Citizens’ Assemblies
• Calling for measures on accountability for politicians including on standards of behaviour.
• Relating to the provision of information, including how such information is presented and accessed by the public.

The information developed by members to support the recommendations in this group can be viewed here

Incomes and Poverty
This group covers recommendations to improve incomes and tackle poverty. This includes measures to:
• Improve incomes, such as through universal basic income or living wage or abolition of zero hours contracts.
• Improve information about and focus attention on tackling poverty.

The information developed by members to support the recommendations in this group can be viewed here.

This group covers recommendations on aspects of tax and economic development including measures to:
• Improve tax collection and incentivise positive behaviours
• Increase transparency and public understanding of tax and how taxation is used to support expenditure
• Tax changes
• Support innovation and investment in sustainable industries, increase research and skills and provide new ‘green’ jobs as part of COVID recovery

The information developed by members to support the recommendations in this group can be viewed here.

This group covers recommendations relating to young people. These cover measures to:
• Support mental health and well-being and resilience, including through access to extra-curricular activities
• Improve access to affordable housing
• Provide skills development and training
• Increase the minimum wage

The information developed by members to support the recommendations in this group can be viewed here.

This group covers recommendations on different aspects of sustainability, including measures:
• on waste and recycling and renewable energies
• on energy efficiency in housing
• to support a ‘green recovery from COVID
• to raise awareness and support behaviour through information provision. 

The information developed by members to support the recommendations in this group can be viewed here.

This group covers recommendations relating to a wide range of aspects of health and well-being including:
• Research on services to improve well-being
• Measures relating to the NHS, including improvement in employment and wages for NHS staff, diversifying board membership, raise public awareness of services and costs  and contracting/outsourcing arrangements
• Develop community health services
• Wider public services review to promote health and well-being

The information developed by members to support the recommendations in this group can be viewed here.

This group covers recommendations on a range of areas where further devolution or working with the UK Government would be required. These cover:
• Changes to tax powers
• Reducing the working week
• Enabling Scotland to develop trade agreements
• Powers over immigration

The information developed by members to support the recommendations in this group can be viewed here.

This group is a mixed group with no common theme, with recommendations covering:
• Internet and technology access
• Pensions reform
• Social renewal
• Criminal justice reform

The information developed by members to support the recommendations in this group can be viewed here.