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Consultation to establish a consumer body for Scotland

The purpose of this consultation is to gather views from stakeholders on the proposed powers and functions of a new consumer body, called Consumer Scotland.


Responding to this consultation

We are inviting responses to this consultation by 28 September 2018.

Please respond to this consultation using the Scottish Government's consultation platform, Citizen Space. You can view and respond to this consultation online at https://consult.gov.scot/energy-and-climate-change-directorate/establish-a-consumer-body.

You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the closing date of 28 September 2018.

If you are unable to respond online, please complete the Respondent Information Form (see "Handling your Response" below) and send by post to:

Erin McCreadie
Directorate for Energy and Climate Change
Scottish Government
5 Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw
Glasgow
G2 8LU

or by email to: consumerandcompetition@gov.scot

Handling your response

If you respond using Citizen Space ( http://consult.gov.scot) you will be directed to the Respondent Information Form. Please indicate how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be published.

If you are unable to respond via Citizen Space, please complete and return the Respondent Information Form included in this document. If you ask for your response not to be published, we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.

All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.

Next steps in the process

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at http://consult.gov.scot. If you use Citizen Space to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email.

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us. Responses will be published where we have been given permission to do so.

Comments and complaints

If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to consumerandcompetition@gov.scot

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