The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on reviewing the fee for occasional licences and considering a limit on the number and duration of occasional licences.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on the regulation of short-term lets in Scotland.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on adding new categories to the definition of an HMO.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 – Section 142 – Draft Revised Guidance for Licensing Boards.

  •  View the consultation on the Scottish Government's website
  • View the Law Society of Scotland's response - June 2019

 

 The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on the use and regulation of fireworks in Scotland.

  • View the consultation on the Scottish Government's website
  • View the Law Society of Scotland's response - May 2019

     

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on proposals to introduce new regulations for the licensing of dog, cat and rabbit breeding activities in Scotland.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation to inform the legislative change required to clarify the position as regards Minimum Unit Pricing for certain wholesalers.

Jeremy Balfour MSP has made a proposal for a Bill to improve animal welfare by enhancing local authority pet shop licensing powers and updating the licensing system including in relation to licence conditions, fees and inspections.

The Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 came into force on 1st February 2008. The Scottish Government has issued a consultation regarding the sections of these Regulations which relate to the public notification process.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation to seek views on animal sanctuaries and rehoming agencies to be required to hold a license or be registered to carry out these activities depending on the size of the undertaking. It looks to refine proposals surrounding thresholds for registration and licensing and enforcement.

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation on guidance on the provisions for licensing of sexual entertainment venues and changes to licensing of theatres.