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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.


11. Summary and recommendation

Summary and recommendation

It is recommended to proceed with Option 2 – introduce the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill.

  • Summary costs and benefits table

Option

Total benefit:

  • economic, environmental, social

Total cost:

  • economic, environmental, social
  • policy and administrative

1 - Do Nothing

No additional benefits envisaged.

No additional / minimal increase in costs envisaged. Privacy implications.

2

Mandatory Scheme

Closes safeguarding gap

Increases consistency in use

Improves public confidence

Mandatory Scheme

Small number of organisations brought into the Scheme (£100 annual registration)

2

Time-limited scheme membership

Prevents unnecessary monitoring and barring

Simplifies compliance with GDPR

Prevents exponential increase in scheme membership leading to fee increases due to burden on DS

Reduction in cost for repeat users/updates

Time-limited scheme membership Increased cost for low use of scheme membership

2

Regulated roles

Prevent unnecessary inclusion in Scheme

Assists in understanding of why a role needs be in the Scheme

Regulated roles

Initial one-off cost to updating internal policies for some organisations

2

Accredited bodies

Increases protection of sensitive personal data

Accredited bodies

Increase of £100 p.a. for responsible bodies brought into the scope

Increase of £25 p.a. for registered persons, in line with inflation

2

Barring provisions

Assist in managing risk and supporting safeguarding

Barring provisions

Minimal

2

Digital delivery

Long term reduction to administrative costs as processing requirements for organisations will be reduced

More accessible due to user-focussed development

Digital delivery

Minimal

The financial costs and any potential savings associated with the Bill are fully detailed in the Financial Memorandum, published on the Scottish Parliament website, which accompanies the Bill.

Contact

Email: DSPolicyTeam@disclosurescotland.gov.scot

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