Disclosure (Scotland) Bill: partial BRIA

The partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) contains an assessment of the costs, benefits and risks of implementing the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill.

10. Implementation and delivery plan

It is intended that the first phase of implementation will be operational in April 2022. This requires the introduction of primary legislation - the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill - setting out any amendments to the current system and a framework for the operation of the new disclosure regime. Secondary legislation is also required that sets out the detail of the operation of disclosure. Secondary legislation will be brought forward in 2021 - 2022. To support the implementation and delivery of the Bill, the Scottish Government will be developing an implementation plan. This plan will include extensive engagement with a wide range of stakeholders to develop the plan and aid in the development of training and guidance for each sector impacted by any changes made the regime. The Customer Engagement Team within Disclosure Scotland has started this engagement.

Post implementation review

An important measure of the impact of the legislation is through the identification and review of performance targets at Disclosure Scotland. These performance targets will build upon the existing performance measures, including the time taken to process applications, volume and nature of complaints and stakeholder feedback.

A decision about how and when a review of the legislation underpinning the disclosure regime in Scotland will be determined by Scottish Ministers.



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