Date lodged: 20 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on OSCR’s call for more powers of intervention.
Answered by: Angela Constance 27 June 2018
The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has submitted proposals to the Scottish Government to amend the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.
It has been more than 12 years since the passage of the 2005 Act, which has had only minor modification. During this time OSCR have built up considerable experience of working with the legislation which has enable them to reflect on the extent of their powers. They have undertaken an internal review of the Act and have identified a number of areas where they feel amendments would be beneficial.
I am currently giving due consideration to the proposals and will respond in due course.