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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22790: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 24 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering making changes to charity law and, if so, what proposals are being considered.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 7 May 2019

The Scottish Government recently consulted on potential improvements to the statutory charity regulation framework, in light of proposals put forward by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) that focus on increasing transparency, accountability and public trust. Responses to the consultation are currently being analysed and have been published on the Scottish Government’s website where the respondents’ permission was granted; this analysis will inform our next steps in due course.

OSCR is a non-ministerial office and part of the Scottish Administration; it is independent of the Scottish Government and reports directly to the Scottish Parliament every year.