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Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy Report

Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy Report

Monday, January 29, 2018

ISBN: 9781788515610

The Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work established the independent Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy to make recommendations to Scottish Ministers on how Scotland can position itself to take advantage of the opportunities of the collaborative economy and overcome any regulatory, economic and social challenges.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy Report recommends a number of specific and general actions for Scotland to take advantage of the growing use of digital, collaborative platforms and tackle some of the challenges they can pose in certain sectors.

In its work the panel has defined the collaborative economy as ‘connecting individuals or communities via online platforms to enable the sharing or provision of goods and services, assets and resources without the need for ownership’.

This voluntary advisory panel was given an enormously wide ranging brief, and there are a number of key messages that are important to share.