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Scottish Scams Prevention Partnership: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002


Information requested

Information relating to the loan process for Home Energy Scotland.

1. The attendees of the first meeting of the Scottish Scams Prevention Partnership that took place in autumn 2021.

2. Any funding that has been given to the Scottish Scams Prevention Partnership for 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24, 2024-25 and 2025-26.

3. Any actions that have been implemented by justice agencies across Scotland as a result of the work of the Scottish Scams Prevention Partnership.

Response

Answers to these questions are included below:

1. A list of attendees to the first meeting of the Scottish Scams Strategic Partnership that took place in Autumn 2021 is given in the minutes which are available online Scottish Scams Strategic Partnership - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).

2. To support the delivery of the Scams Prevention Strategy which is part of the Consumer Scotland Policy and Advice budget. £480k has been allocated so far in 2021/22 to projects that support the strategic actions and delivery of the strategy.

Funding for future years is subject to Parliamentary consideration and agreement of the Scottish budget. A breakdown of spend on specific projects can also be found online at Scottish Scams Strategic Partnership - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).

3. An overview of the Scottish Scams Strategic Partnership is given on the Scottish Government website Scottish Scams Strategic Partnership - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

The Partnership is intended to support collaboration amongst individual partners in terms of maximising synergies and issues such as sharing intelligence. Information relating to the actions of individual agencies is not held by the Scottish Government and individual agencies should be approached.

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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