Publication - Research and analysis

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: asset transfer requests - evaluation

Published: 30 Jul 2020
Directorate:
Local Government and Communities Directorate
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781839608551

Findings from an independent evaluation assessing the implementation of Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 – asset transfer requests. The evaluation was commissioned by the Scottish Government and was conducted by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Published:
30 Jul 2020
Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015: asset transfer requests - evaluation

This report presents findings from an evaluation of Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (the Act). Implemented on 23 January 2017, Part 5 of the Act relates to asset transfer requests. It gives community transfer bodies the right to request to buy or lease assets from relevant authorities. Whilst asset transfer is not a new process, the legislation opens up new opportunities for communities, enabling communities to take on public sector land and buildings while placing new responsibilities on relevant authorities to respond to their requests in a transparent and timely way. As part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to review asset transfer requests, a team at Glasgow Caledonian University was commissioned to undertake research to document the ways in which this new provision has been implemented by relevant authorities and used at a local level, and the impact that Part 5 is having

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