Publication - Impact assessment

The right to buy land to further sustainable development: EQIA

Published: 7 Feb 2020

Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) for legislation to bring into force part 5 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.

The right to buy land to further sustainable development: EQIA
Stage 1: Framing

Stage 1: Framing

Results of framing exercise

A framing exercise was undertaken by The Land Reform Policy and Legislation Team to gather evidence to inform this EQIA. The exercise involved the Registers of Scotland and a range of officials from appropriate departments across the Scottish Government.

There are no data sets available that provide evidence regarding the impacts of community right to buy schemes on protected characteristics.

Extent/Level of EQIA required

The framing exercise indicated that implementation of Part 5 of the Land Reform Scotland Act 2016 has limited relevance to the following protected characteristics: age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief and socio economic status.

This policy has no discernible relevance to the protected characteristics: marriage and civil partnership and maternity and pregnancy.

It is considered that a concise and focused EQIA is proportionate in these circumstances.