Annual canvass reform proposals: consultation paper

This policy statement sets out the revised model for the annual canvass which has been drawn up by the UK, Scottish and Welsh Government, and seeks views from all interested parties.

Section 1 - How to respond

Views are sought from all interested parties on the overall structure of the proposed new canvass model and on a number of specific questions. Questions are asked throughout the document and are collated in a separate, downloadable Annex.

Respondents can provide their views by completing the online consultation hosted on behalf of all three Governments on the Scottish Government’s consultation site at or by downloading the collated question form from or

All responses will be shared with all three Governments.

Responses are requested by 5pm on 30th November 2018.

The UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments intend to publish a joint response to the feedback received. The intention is to publish the response alongside the draft legislation to reform the canvass, during the second half of 2019.


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