Democracy Matters conversation analysis published

PB Scotland

The Scottish Government and COSLA have published an analysis of the Democracy Matters consultation, run last year as part of the Local Governance Review.

Democracy Matters sought the views of people and communities around their involvement local decision making, with participatory budgeting (PB) being a significant part of that.

The consultation asked five main questions over a series of events and online surveys, with more than 4,000 people sharing their views, along with organisations such as SCDC.

In a joint statement, the Scottish Government said that “options are open as to what services are devolved“ following this consultation and also said that legislation around the Local Governance Review would not be brought forward in this parliament.

Read a summary from SCDC here and the full report here.