Date lodged: 15 August 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many independent advisers it has in post.
Answered by: Angela Constance 29 August 2017
Following the conclusion of the Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality’s contract in July, there is one remaining independent adviser; the Race Equality Framework Adviser. The Race Equality Framework Adviser provides
strategic independent expertise, insight and advice to the Scottish Government in taking forward the actions in the framework.
The Scottish Government additionally receives advice through a number of channels, including working groups, Commissions, Commissioners and advice from stakeholder organisations. In some cases, staff from external agencies are seconded to the Scottish Government to undertake specific projects or for a particular piece of work.