Work Programme

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee

Work Programme 2020 (last updated on 16 November 2020)

The Committee is currently prioritising work which relates to COVID-19. The Committee has an ongoing inquiry on the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland's economy, including businesses and workers. The Committee issued an open call for views after the crisis began; we thank those who have already submitted evidence. This has helped inform the Committee's scrutiny of the Scottish and UK Government's response to the crisis. COVID-19 will also be the focus of the Committee's scrutiny of the Scottish Government's budget.

Over the summer the Committee sought views in four areas to inform the next phase of its work on its COVID-19 inquiry: 

The Committee published a report on the evidence it has received so far in relation to COVID-19 on 13 November 2020.  


The Committee published its Stage 1 report on the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill on 11 November 2020. It expects the Stage 1 debate to be scheduled for 26 November 2020. 

On 19 September, the Parliament agreed to the Committee’s proposal for a Committee bill on pre-release access by the Scottish Government. The Stage 1 debate was held on 12 November 2020.

The Committee expects to publish its Stage 1 report on the Scottish Government’s Heat Networks Bill in November 2020. 

The Committee published its Stage 1 Report on the Protection of Workers Bill in June. The Committee will consider Stage 2 on 17 November 2020.


The Committee is currently seeking views on the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014. You can find out more about the Committee's interest in procurement and how to share your views with the Committee on our inquiry page. The deadline for responses is 18 December. 

Please get in touch if you have any questions about any of the Committee's work by emailing [email protected] 

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