The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (Scotland) Regulations 2019: EQIA

This Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA) relates to the private rented sector regulations, due to be laid before the Scottish Parliament later this year.


1. Scottish House Condition Survey: 2017 Key Findings.

2. The Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy)(Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 June 2018 and passed Stage 1 on 20 February 2019. This includes a new proposed definition of fuel poverty. However, the statistics presented here and in the SHCS 2017 Key Findings report are based on the current definition.

3. Scottish House Condition Survey 2017

4. Refer to Equality Act 2010 for Scotland plus Amendments
5. Refer to Annex of this document
6. Refer to Annex in this document
7. In respect of this protected characteristic, a body subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty (which includes Scottish Government) only needs to comply with the first need of the duty (to eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010) and only in relation to work.  This is because the parts of the Act covering services and public functions, premises, education etc. do not apply to that protected characteristic.  Equality impact assessment within the Scottish Government does not require assessment against the protected characteristic of Marriage and Civil Partnership unless the policy or practice relates to work, for example HR policies and practices.



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