Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) (Amendment) Order 2024: impact assessments

The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022 requires local authorities to establish a short-term lets licensing scheme. The 2024 Order includes provisions which have a practical effect on the licensing scheme.

6. Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment

A Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment is required when a decision or new policy is made which is strategic.

In preparing the Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment, I have formed an opinion that the 2024 Amendment Order is Not strategic and therefore not expected to have a substantial effect on inequalities experienced by any socio-economically disadvantaged groups.

An assessment under the Fairer Scotland Duty is not required for this Order. This is because the Order is not a strategic decision as it amends minor parts of the existing Short-Term Lets Licensing Scheme. The effect of the Order is to clarify existing legislation, to bring existing legislation into line with other legislation or policy, to enhance safety standards, and to introduce new powers for license transfers and provisional licenses for new build short-term lets.

I confirm that the decision to not carry out a Fairer Scotland assessment has been authorised by:

Name and job title of Deputy Director (or equivalent): Lauren McNamara

Date authorisation given: 24 April 2024



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