Date lodged: 31 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to better protect (a) households and (b) businesses from defective work carried out by unqualified or under-qualified tradespersons.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 21 February 2019
The Scottish Government appreciates concerns around rogue tradespersons. Although the regulation of consumer protection is the responsibility of the UK Government, we fund a consumer helpline which provides clear, practical advice on all consumer issues.