Subordinate Legislation

 

Consideration of subordinate legislation

The Bankruptcy Fees (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/37)

The Committee first considered the instrument at its meetings on 14 March and 21 March 2017.

The instrument was revoked on 27 March 2017

The Bankruptcy Fees (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2017 (2017/97)

This instrument replaces the former regulations and was considered by the Committee at its meeting on 25 April 2017.


Insolvency (Regulation (EU) 2015/848) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 [draft]

The Committee considered the instrument at its meeting on 23 May 2017 and was approved without Comment.

The Committee received a letter from the Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy on 23 May.


The Public Services Reform (Corporate Insolvency and Bankruptcy) (Scotland) Order 2017 [draft]

The Committee considered the instrument at its meeting on 23 May 2017 and was approved without Comment.

On 23 May 2017, the Committee received a letter from the Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy regarding the instrument.

The Committee reported on the Regulations and the Order on 25 May.

Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee, 5th Report, 2017


Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017 [draft]

The Committee considered this at its meeting on 24 October 2017.

Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017 - Impact Assessment (770KB pdf)

Ahead of Consideration, the Committee wrote to key stakeholders.


Scotland Act 1998 (Insolvency Functions) Order 2017

The Committee considered this instrument at its meeting on 31 October 2017.

The Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy wrote to the Committee on 20 October 2017 to provide additional background information.

On 25 October 2017, the Convener replied to the Minister.

The Minister responded on 30 October 2017.

On 30 October the Committee ICAS wrote to the Committee regarding the Order.

The instrument was agreed to without debate or dissent.


Registers of Scotland (Digital Registration, etc.) Regulations 2017 [draft]

Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 (Amendment) Order 2017 [draft]

The instruments were considered at its meeting on 21 October 2017.

On 7 November, the Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work to seeking his views on the instruments. The Cabinet Secretary responded on 10 November.

After a debate, both instruments were disagreed to (by division: For 4, Against 5, Abstentions 0).


The Bankruptcy Fees (Scotland) Regulations 2018

The instrument was laid on 20 April 2018, ahead of consideration the Committee sought the views from Govan Law Centre and ICAS who had commented on the 2017 Regulations. The Committee also sought the views of Citizens Advice Scotland.

On 14 May, the Committee received a letter from Richard Dennis, the Chief Executive of Accountant in Bankruptcy.

On 30 May, the Committee wrote to the Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy.

The instrument was laid on 21 May 2018; ahead of consideration, the Committee sought the views from stakeholders that had responded to the Late payment and 'grossly unfair' terms and practices consultation. The Federation of Small Businesses and Food and Drink Federation Scotland noted their support for the changes made by the Instrument. The Food and Drink Federation also provided their response to the Guidance to Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance and their response to the Consultation on Payment Practices and Policies:


Common Financial Tool (Scotland) Regulations 2018 [draft]

The Regulations were laid on 15 June the Committee wrote to stakeholders, their responses are available here. The instrument was withdrawn on 10 August 2018. 


The Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018

The regulations were laid on 15 June, the Committee intends to consider them at its meeting on 18 September 2018.

Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

 

for further information on the work of the Committee you can contact the Clerks on 0131 348 5403 or by e-mail at: economy@parliament.scot.

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