Charities Bill - Short survey

Closed 3 Feb 2023

Opened 8 Dec 2022


The Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill aims to update the law around charities.

Charities in Scotland are regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). OSCR was established under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (the 2005 Act). The 2005 Act sets out the powers that OSCR has to regulate charities and maintain a register of charities in Scotland.

If passed, the Bill would update the Act. It would:

  • give OSCR wider powers to investigate charities and charity trustees
  • amend the rules on who can be a charity trustee or a senior office-holder in a charity
  • increase the information that OSCR holds about charity trustees
  • update the information which needs to be included on the Scottish Charity Register
  • create a record of charities that have merged

Read more about the Bill

How to submit your views

The Social Justice and Social Security Committee is scrutinising the Bill. The Committee would like to hear your views on the proposals.

You can share your views:

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

Both the survey and detailed consultation will be open until Friday 3 February 2023.

What happens next

The views you provide will be analysed and summarised by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe). A high-level analysis of responses will be made publicly available.



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