Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill - financial memorandum

Closed 17 Dec 2021

Opened 1 Nov 2021

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The Bill requires the Scottish Ministers and certain public bodies (referred to in the Bill as ‘relevant authorities’) to create Good Food Nation Plans.

The relevant authorities identified in the Bill are health boards and local authorities (or councils). Other public bodies may be required to produce plans in the future.

Current status of the Bill 

This Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands on 7 October 2021.

Read and find out more about the Bill: Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill.

Stage 1

The Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee has been designated as the lead Committee and is responsible for scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1. A separate call for views on the Bill’s policy provisions will be issued by that Committee and will be published on Citizen Space in due course.

Financial Memorandum

As with all Bills, the Finance and Public Administration Committee invites written evidence on the estimated financial implications of the Bill as set out in its accompanying Financial Memorandum (FM).

The FM published alongside this Bill can be accessed via the following link: Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill Financial Memorandum.


  1. Did you take part in any consultation exercise preceding the Bill and, if so, did you comment on the financial assumptions made? 
  2. If applicable, do you believe your comments on the financial assumptions have been accurately reflected in the FM?
  3. Did you have sufficient time to contribute to the consultation exercise?
  4. If the Bill has any financial implications for you or your organisation, do you believe that they have been accurately reflected in the FM? If not, please provide details.
  5. Do you consider that the estimated costs and savings set out in the FM are reasonable and accurate? 
  6. If applicable, are you content that your organisation can meet any financial costs that it might incur as a result of the Bill? If not, how do you think these costs should be met? 
  7. Does the FM accurately reflect the margins of uncertainty associated with the Bill’s estimated costs and with the timescales over which they would be expected to arise? 

How to submit your views

Please submit your views using the online submission form, linked to below.

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language. 

The call for views closes on 17 December 2021.


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