Gender Recognition Unit establishment: FOI release

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

Information requested

1. When was the Gender Recognition Unit set up i.e. Date of its formation?

2. The reason for its establishment?

3. Its function?

4. The cost to the Scottish Government since its inception?


The Gender Recognition Unit was established in July 2021 as the Bill team responsible for policy and administration related to the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill. The staffing costs since it's inception (from July 21/22) up to financial year (to end March) 2022/23 have been calculated at £540,656. Costs include employer's pension and National Insurance contributions.

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