Building community wealth: consultation

The Programme for Government 2022-23 outlined that we will hold a consultation on community wealth building legislation. We welcome a wide range of views on the changes that are required to grow local wealth and give communities a greater stake in the economy.


1. Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation

2. Co-operative Development Scotland: Blog

3. Democracy Collaborative: Community Wealth Building - What Next

4. How we built Community Wealth: Preston

5. The role of anchor organisations is highlighted within the Population Strategy 'A Scotland for the Future' which includes commitments to ensure that Scotland's population is more balanced across the country, meaning changes may be required to support attraction and retention of people in those areas of the country that are facing a declining population. A Scotland for the future: Opportunities and challenges of Scotland's changing population

6. A just transition is both the outcome – a fairer, greener future for all – and the process that must be undertaken in partnership with those impacted by the transition to net zero. Just transition is how we get to a net zero and climate resilient economy, in a way that delivers fairness and tackles inequality and injustice.

7. Annex A provides an overview of this activity

8. Covid Recovery Strategy: For a fairer future

9. EDAS: CWB Guide

10. See more examples employee owned and cooperative business models Co-operative Development Scotland: Blog

11. Scottish Hub for Regional Economic Development: Case Studies

12. A Fairer, Greener Scotland: Programme for Government 2021-22

13. Scottish Government and Scottish Green Party - Shared Policy Programme

14. Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation

15. Wellbeing economy monitor

16. Wellbeing economy toolkit: supporting place based economic strategy and policy development

17. Best Start, Bright Futures: Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2022 to 2026

18. As a starter, we would propose the organisations which are covered by the Fairer Scotland Duty: Fairer Scotland Duty: guidance for public bodies

19. These are documents which commit selected local and regional anchor organisations, predominantly public sector, to specific pledges across the CWB pillars.

20. Place Principle: introduction

21. For examples of spending pillar activity see the CWB Guide: link to be inserted following publication

22. The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

23. The Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016

24. The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

25. Scottish Government procurement strategy: April 2022 to March 2024

26. More information on the sustainable procurement duty is available at Public sector procurement.

27. Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014: statutory guidance

28. Sustainable Procurement Tools

29. Public sector leadership on the global climate emergency: guidance

30. They are defined in the Procurement Reform Act as: a community benefit requirement is a contractual requirement imposed by a contracting authority

(a) relating to:

(i) training and recruitment, or

(ii) the availability of sub-contracting opportunities, or

(b) which is otherwise intended to improve the economic, social or environmental wellbeing of the authority's area in a way additional to the main purpose of the contract in which the requirement is included.

31. Public sector procurement: Sustainable Procurement Duty

32. Measuring social impact in public procurement: SPPN 10/2020

33. Fair Work First: guidance Fair work and procurement

34. Advertising subcontracting opportunities on the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website: SPPN 5/2019

35. For examples of workforce pillar activity see the EDAS: CWB Guide and the Refreshed Fair Work Action Plan: Fair Work action plan: becoming a leading Fair Work nation by 2025

36. Find our more information here: Fair Work Convention

37. Can Good Work Solve the Productivity Puzzle

38. Living Wage Programme

39. Fair Work Employer Support Tool

40. South of Scotland Enterprise Act 2019

41. Fair Start Scotland

42. No One Left Behind: delivery plan

43. Analysis of Fair Work Nation consultation responses available at Becoming a Fair Work Nation: consultation analysis

44. For examples of land and property pillar activity see the EDAS: CWB Guide

45. Land reform in a Net Zero Nation: consultation paper

46. Scottish land rights and responsibilities statement

47. Planning Obligations: Section 75

48. Planning - the value, incidence and impact of developer contributions: research

49. Revised Draft NPF4

50. The Scottish Land Commission: Guidance

51. Delivering our Vision for Scottish Agriculture. Proposals for a new Agriculture Bill

52. For examples of inclusive ownership pillar activity see the EDAS: CWB Guide

53. Scottish Enterprise: Employee Owned Business

54. Figures from November 2022

55. YE Scotland: Young people developing businesses with a social and/or environmental purpose

56. Business Purpose Commission

57. The 'Marcora Law' is named after an Italian law introduced in 1985 and gives workers support to organise a co-operative buyout or rescue when a business is up for sale or under threat. The Marcora Law legislates for the state to utilise specific powers to redirect welfare expenditure towards worker buy-outs – specifically, via a fund which invests in the share capital of a 'phoenix' co-operative, matching up to three times what the employees invest, by capitalising up to three years' unemployment benefit. The employees forgo the right to unemployment benefit during that period, should the co-operative fail. With powers over welfare expenditure, employment, and industrial relations not within the devolved competence of the Scottish Government, the Marcora Law is not directly replicable in the Scottish context. (Source: Owning the workplace, securing the future )

58. For examples of finance pillar activity see the EDAS: CWB Guide

59. Interim Principles for Responsible Investment in Natural Capital

60. Scottish land rights and responsibilities statement

61. Further examples are available here: insert links to CWB Guide

62. Scottish Hub for Regional Economic Development

63. SHRED - North Ayrshire. See North Ayrshire Council CWB case studies at Case Study: North Ayrshire

64. Ayrshire Growth Deal - Community Wealth Building

65. Fair Work action plan: becoming a leading Fair Work nation by 2025

66. Scotland's Housing to 2040 strategy

67. Find out more about the support on offer at Supplier Development Programme

68. Fair Work First: guidance

69. Living Wage Places

70. The Scottish Land Commission: Case Studies

71. Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS) and Youth Enterprise Scotland (YE Scotland): Inclusive Business

72. Social Investment Scotland



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