Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 - 2nd proposed extension: statement of reasons

We have prepared this Statement of Reasons to set out why The Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 (Amendment of Expiry Date) Regulations 2023 should be made.

7. Rights and Equalities Considerations

7.1 The Scottish Government acknowledged in its 1st report on the Act published in January, that some provisions have more significant impacts on rights and equality than others.

7.2 The following Impact Assessments were undertaken for the Act as part of the development of the Bill which was introduced to Parliament on 3 October 2022:

  • Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment[27]
  • Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment[28]
  • Data Protection Impact Assessment[29]
  • Equality Impact Assessment[30]
  • Fairer Scotland Duty Impact Assessment[31]
  • Island Communities Impact Assessment[32]

7.3 The human rights impacts were summarised in the Policy Memorandum[33] for the Bill.

7.4 The Scottish Government's justification for why each individual provision in the extension regulations continues to be necessary and proportionate beyond the end of 30 September 2023 is set out in this Statement of Reasons. If approved, the measures would be extended for a final six month period and would expire on 31 March 2024 (or before if they ceased to be necessary of proportionate). Extension of Part 1 of the Act beyond 31 March 2024 could not subsequently be sought due to the sunset provisions in section 7(3)(b) of the Act.



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