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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
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.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House