Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment

Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) that estimates the costs, benefits and risks of the measures in the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill.

Part 1: Land Reform Measures

Title of Proposal

1.1 Land Reform Bill 2024

1.1.1 This Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) assesses the impacts arising from measures to further advance the Scottish Government’s land reform programme contained within the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill 2024. This document is written subject to the best available information at the time, based on evidence gathered from engagement with relevant stakeholders and relevant public consultations.

1.1.2 This BRIA is structured into the following sections:

  • Section 2 covers the purpose and intended effect of the legislation as well as background to the Bill
  • Section 3 provides details of the consultation within government, with the public and with businesses that has informed this BRIA
  • Section 4 provides an assessment of the options considered to deliver the intent of the legislation, and the cost and benefits to different identified groups
  • Section 5 provides details of regulatory impacts and EU alignment
  • Section 6 provides an assessment of the impact of the legislation on Scottish firms, the competition assessment and consumer assessment
  • Section 7 provides the summary and recommendation
  • Section 8 contains the declaration and publication statement



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