Other provisions of the act include new regulations to require persons who control land to be identified, with information obtained to appear in the Land Register of Scotland; the removal of sporting rights exemption from rates, which are to be re-valued; and further powers for Scottish Natural Heritage to control deer management. Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. In section 28 of the Scotland Act 1998 (Acts of the Scottish Parliament) at the end add— “ (8) But it is recognised that the Parliament of the United Kingdom will not normally legislate with regard to devolved matters without the consent of the Scottish Parliament. You can change your cookie settings at any time. The Scotland Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 23rd March 2016. In section 28 of the Scotland Act 1998 (Acts of the Scottish Parliament) at the end add—, “(8)But it is recognised that the Parliament of the United Kingdom will not normally legislate with regard to devolved matters without the consent of the Scottish Parliament.”. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts. One of the new land commissioners is to be a Tenant Farming Commissioner who must be neither an agricultural landlord nor a tenant but who is to be responsible for reviewing issues relating to tenant farming.[1]. the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy, lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item, confers power and blanket amendment details, links to related legislation and further information resources. Displays relevant parts of the explanatory notes interweaved within the legislation content. You’ve accepted all cookies. For more information see the EUR-Lex public statement on re-use. #GetInOntheAct and read our factsheets about the new powers that are coming to the Scottish Government. Also, it includes links to legislation and policy documents, which are clearly set out in each part of the guidance. Request an accessible format. Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Please tell us what format you need. Don’t worry we won’t send you spam or share your email address with anyone. In this respect it is similar to the Crofting Community Right to Buy of the 2003 Act which allows crofting communities to purchase croft land and the Community Right to Buy abandoned or derelict land of the 2015 Act, neither of which require a willing seller. Scotland Act 2016. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible and improve government services. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. We use cookies to collect information about how you use GOV.UK. It is notable for granting Scottish ministers the power to force the sale of private land to community bodies to further sustainable development in the absence of a willing seller. The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 was passed in the Scottish Parliament on 4 February 2016. Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details. Published 11 May 2016 From: This permits Scottish ministers to approve the purchase of privately owned land by a community body with a registered interest. We’ll send you a link to a feedback form. The Lobbying Act makes provision for a public lobbying register in which organisations are required to record any instances of "regulated lobbying". 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An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for a land rights and responsibilities statement; to establish the Scottish Land Commission, provide for its functions and the functions of the Land Commissioners and the Tenant Farming Commissioner; to make provision about access to, and provision of, information about owners and controllers of land; to make provision about engaging communities in decisions relating to land; to enable certain persons to buy land to further sustainable development; to make provision for non-domestic rates to be levied on shootings and deer forests; to make provision about the change of use of common good land; to make provision about the management of deer on land; to make provision about access rights to land; to amend the law on agricultural holdings to provide for new forms of agricultural tenancy, to remove the requirement to register before tenants of certain holdings can exercise a right to buy, to provide a new power of sale where a landlord is in breach of certain obligations, to provide about rent reviews, to expand the list of the persons to whom holdings can be assigned or bequeathed and to whom holdings can be transferred on intestacy and to make provision about landlords’ objections to such successor tenants, to provide for certain holdings to be relinquished where landlords agree or assigned to persons new to or progressing in farming, to provide for a 3 year amnesty period in relation to certain improvements carried out by tenants, and to provide for notice of certain improvements proposed by landlords; and for connected purposes. It is designed to provide guidance on effective implementation of the provisions of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (‘the Act’). No changes have been applied to the text. In particular, the Act: Show Explanatory Notes for Sections: version of this document in a more accessible format, please email, Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland, Queen’s Speech 2016: background briefing notes, Downing Street statement on Northern Ireland, David Davis Op-Ed: I will ensure that Northern Ireland's voice is heard in negotiations, Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support, Transparency and freedom of information releases. [3], Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991, Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, "A Brief Guide to Land Reform in Scotland", "Community rights to buy in Scotland – which is which, and what are they for? This is the original version (as it was originally enacted). But it is recognised that the Parliament of the United Kingdom will not normally legislate with regard to devolved matters without the consent of the Scottish Parliament. Under the provisions of the Act there is to be a ‘Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement’, setting out the Scottish Government’s objectives for land reform, a Scottish Land Commission is to take forward the land reform process, preparing a strategic plan, for the approval of Scottish ministers. The Scotland Act 2016 #GetInOntheAct and read our factsheets about the new powers that are coming to the Scottish Government. [2] Community bodies may also register an interest in allowing a 3rd party to purchase land on the same basis. To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today. ", Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, Measures of the National Assembly for Wales, Acts of the Parliament of Northern Ireland, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Land_Reform_(Scotland)_Act_2016&oldid=942152400, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. The Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee is seeking views on the operation of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 ("the Lobbying Act"). If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a It also makes provision for notice and consultation where core paths are to be amended. This page was last edited on 22 February 2020, at 22:50. The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 is an Act of the Scottish Parliament which continues the process of land reform in Scotland following the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. This section has no associated Explanatory Notes. version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@scotlandoffice.gsi.gov.uk. A further provision is the creation of the Community Right to Buy for Sustainable Development. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated, If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a The Act delivers the Smith Commission Agreement and transfers a range of powers to the Scottish Parliament and/or Scottish Ministers including areas of taxation and welfare. The power to create new benefits in devolved areas and to top-up reserved benefits. The act came in to effect on 1 April 2018 and will ensure better and more consistent support for carers and young carers so that they can continue to care, if they so wish, in better health and to have a life alongside caring. The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 is an Act of the Scottish Parliament which continues the process of land reform in Scotland following the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. Some social security powers including disability and carers’ benefits, Winter Fuel Allowance. This site additionally contains content derived from EUR-Lex, reused under the terms of the Commission Decision 2011/833/EU on the reuse of documents from the EU institutions. Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab.

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