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Question reference: S6W-24678

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 19 January 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 30 January 2024


To ask the Scottish Government whether the review of charity regulation will be conducted independently of it.


Building on the recent passage of the Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Act 2023, the Scottish Government has committed to work with the third sector and partners to develop the scope for a wider review of charity regulation.

No decisions have yet been taken on how the review will be conducted. The approach will depend on the agreed scope, timescales and outcomes and all options, including an independent review, will be considered.

My officials are currently working on proposals for engaging stakeholders which will ensure that all interested parties have the opportunity to contribute their views on the purpose and scope of the review. I will update parliament on our plans in due course.