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Analysis of responses to the Consultation on A Consumer Body for Scotland

Analysis of responses to the Consultation on A Consumer Body for Scotland

Friday, November 30, 2018

ISBN: 9781787814240

In July 2018 the Scottish Government launched a consultation on 'A Consumer Body for Scotland@ seeking views on the proposed powers and functions of a new statutory body, Consumer Scotland. The consultation closed in September 2018, and this document analyses the responses received.

Executive Summary

On 4 July 2018, Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills launched ‘A consultation on A Consumer Body for Scotland’ seeking views on the proposed powers and functions of this new statutory body – Consumer Scotland. The consultation also invited views on general Scottish Government policy for consumers, including providing more holistic advice services, improving the impact of consumer advocacy and increasing the consideration of consumer interests in public policy-making, potentially through development of a statutory duty for public authorities in Scotland.

The consultation closed on 28 September 2018.