Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 - proposed extension: statement of reasons

We have prepared this Statement of Reasons to set out why The Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022 (Amendment of Expiry Dates and Rent Cap Modification) Regulations 2023 (“the extension regulations”) should be made.

5. Rights and Equalities Considerations

5.1 The Scottish Government has acknowledged in its report on the Act published on 12 January 2023, that some provisions have more significant impacts on rights and equality than others.

5.2 The following Impact Assessments were undertaken for the Act as part of the development of the Bill which was introduced to Parliament on 3 October 2022:

  • Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment[6]
  • Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment[7]
  • Data Protection Impact Assessment[8]
  • Equality Impact Assessment[9]
  • Fairer Scotland Duty Impact Assessment[10]
  • Island Communities Impact Assessment[11]

5.3 The human rights impacts were summarised in the Policy Memorandum[12] for the Bill.

5.4 The Scottish Government's justification for why each individual provision in the extension regulations continues to be needed beyond the end of 31 March 2023 is set out in this Statement of Reasons. The Scottish Government has assessed the potential impacts of extension and more detail is set out in the Annex B.

5.5 In setting out the proposals for extension of the provisions under the Act which are covered in this Statement of Reasons, consideration was given to the ongoing necessity and proportionality of the measures.



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