February 2014

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

The Society welcomed the initiative, but advised caution in legislating new measures of control for local government, where there is already a wide range of controls and powers in place ready for use where councils are so minded and that the justification is there. The Society said that placing new measures on the statute book in times of serious cutbacks and contraction, in which councils will struggle to prioritise, could have the unintended consequence of detracting from the credibility of the initiative.

More details on the consultation paper and the committee's response can be found here.