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20 January 2021

The Scottish Government has opened a survey following up on its 2019 consultation on possible changes to Charity Law in Scotland.

The survey is currently online at:

The survey focuses on 6 proposals for charities registered in Scotland: 

  • Publishing annual reports and accounts in full for all charities 
  • An internal database and external register of charity trustees
  • Criteria for automatic disqualification of charity trustees and senior managers
  • Empowering the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) to issue positive directions to charities  
  • Removal from the register if charities persistently fail to submit annual reports and accounts 
  • All charities in the register to have and retain a connection in Scotland

The survey closes on 19 February 2021. 

They want to hear from you - people working in and with the charity sector. 

If you would like to discuss the implications of any of the proposals, please contact:

Marion Davis, Senior Associate & Accredited Charity Law Specialist / 0141 221 8012.

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  • Glasgow
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  • Edinburgh
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