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Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill

This Bill makes changes to the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. 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

The Bill was passed on 28 June 2023 and became an Act on 09 August 2023



The Scottish Government introduces the Bill and accompanying documents to the Parliament which publishes the Bill.

The Bill was introduced on 15 November 2022

Bill as introduced

Financial resolution

The Presiding Officer has decided under Rule 9.12 of Standing Orders that a financial resolution is required for this Bill.

Related information from the Scottish Government on the bill

Delegated Powers Memorandum

Information on the powers the Bill gives the Scottish Ministers and others to make “secondary legislation” (usually regulations) and to the Scottish Ministers (such as to make guidance).

Statements on Legislative Competence

Statements on whether the Bill is within the Parliament’s “legislative competence” (if the Parliament has the power to make the changes to the law proposed by the Bill).

Additional information from the Scottish Government at Introduction

Keeling Schedule

Illustration of proposed changes made to a previous Act by the Bill as introduced

Scottish Parliament research on the Bill

Read the research done by the Scottish Parliament on specific parts of the Bill:

Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill briefing