Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council Bill: Financial Memorandum

Closed 11 Sep 2023

Opened 5 Jul 2023


About the Bill

This Member’s Bill has been introduced by Mark Griffin MSP. It establishes a Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council (SEIAC). SEIAC would be an independent body, separate from the Scottish Government.

SEIAC would be able to commission research and come up with recommendations on the support available to people who can no longer work because of workplace injury or disease.

The Bill proposes that employers and employees will be represented on SEIAC. SEIAC members would be expected to have experience or knowledge of workplace injury, the law on these matters, relevant medical practice, and the effect of disability on daily life.

Current Status of the Bill

This Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by Mark Griffin MSP on 8 June 2023.

Read and find out more about the Bill: Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council Bill.


Stage 1

The Social Justice and Social Security Committee has been designated as the lead Committee for the Bill. A separate call for views on the Bill’s policy provisions will be issued by the lead Committee and published on this consultation platform 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).

Read the FM published alongside this Bill.

Making a Submission

Before making a submission, please read our Privacy Notice about submitting your views to a Committee. This tells you about how we process personal data.

Please note that in most cases your submission will be published on the Scottish Parliament's website and may be quoted in the Committee's report or in Committee meetings (which are public and broadcast).

Please use the Questionnaire provided for your submission:

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?

 The deadline to submit your views is: Tuesday 11 September 2023.

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language. Due to the time required to process and analyse evidence, late submissions will only be accepted with the agreement of the Committee Clerk.


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