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Constitutional Matters iconConstitutional Matters / Scotland Act 2016


The Scotland Act 2016 devolves additional powers to Scotland following the recommendations of the Smith Commission.

The main powers being devolved to the Scottish Parliament that are of most interest to housing associations and co-operatives include:

  • Social security powers

  • Energy and fuel poverty powers

The SFHA influenced the progress of the Scotland Bill as it passed through the UK Parliament on behalf of members.

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